Greater City Providence

City Plan Commission Meeting, Feb. 15

City Plan Commission

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2011, – 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of meeting minutes from December 14th 2010 – for action
  • Director’s Report – Update on Downtown Plan/Knowledge District Study and Comprehensive Plan Updates
  • Recognition of the service of Brian Principe and Sam Limiadi to the City Plan Commission


1. Referral No. 3335 – Petition to rezone 16, 17, 18, 21 and 22 Harold Street and 58 Aurora Street from R-3 to M-1
Petition to rezone six lots on Plat 65 currently zoned R-31 to M-12 – for action (AP 22 Lots 693, 694, 695, 701, 702 and 828)


2. Case No. 10-030MI – 1144 Chalkstone Avenue
Subdivision of a lot measuring 6,870 SF into two lots measuring 3,835 SF and 3,021 SF – for action (AP 64 Lot 643. Mt. Pleasant)


3. Rhode Island School of Design Institutional Master Plan Amendment
Amendment to the Institutional Master Plan for the Rhode Island School of Design – for action (College Hill, Fox Point, Mt. Hope, Downtown)


4. Case No. 10-025MA – Redevelopment of former Victory Finishing Technology site [145 Globe Street] (Master Plan Approval)
Redevelopment of former Victory Finishing Technology Site and proximate lots for a mixed use development for research and development, educational and residential uses3. A parking structure and landscaping for neighboring lots is also proposed – for action. (AP 21 Lots 326-328, 332, 333, 336, 353 and 399. AP 22 Lots 83 and 352. Downtown D-2 Overlay)


1 R-3 Zoning definition: R-3 Three-Family District. This zone is intended for medium and low density residential areas comprised of structures containing single-family dwelling units, two-family dwelling units and three-family dwelling units located on lots with a minimum land area of five thousand (5,000) square feet and a minimum land area of two thousand (2,000) square feet per dwelling unit.

2 M-1 Zoning definition: M-1 Industrial District. This zone is intended for general industrial uses that accommodate a variety of manufacturing, assembly, storage of durable goods and related activities provided that they do not pose toxic, explosive or environmental hazard in the city; and to support live-work spaces only in those existing underutilized industrial and/or commercial structures that are included in Article V, section 501, “Industrial and Commercial Individual Structure District.”

3Recent ProJo article regarding Victory Finishing Site.

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