Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – August 15, 2011

Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, August 15, 2011 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903


Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2011

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 11.05: 108 Weybosset Street/88 Dorrance Street (Teste Block)

Teste Block

The Teste Block (narrowest building) on the corner of Dorrance and Weybosset. Image from Google Street View.

Proposal to remove the existing storefronts and infill on the Weybosset Street (north) and Dorrance Street (west) elevations, and to install a new storefront system on both elevations.

2. DRC Application No. 11.08: 98 Dorrance Street (Narragansett Hotel Garage)

Narragansett Hotel Garage

Narragansett Hotel Garage on Dorrance Street. Image from Google Street View.

Proposal to remove existing windows and infill on the Dorrance Street (west) and Orange Street (east) elevations, and to install new windows and doors on the west, east and south elevations. The application also includes the proposal to construct a new penthouse addition on the garage roof (Conceptual Review).

3. DRC Application No. 11.11: 100 Weybosset Street (Providence Gas Company Building)

Providence Gas Company

Providence Gas Company Building at the corner of Orange and Dorrance Streets. Image from Google Street View.

Proposal to construct a 1-story addition on the 5th floor roof of the Weybosset Street building (Conceptual Review).


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4 Responses to Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – August 15, 2011

  1. Andy August 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm #

    Ooo, exciting news for this block of vacant buildings! Looking forward to whom potential new tenants might one day be.

    The entire complex of buildings a hotel, restaurants, retail and more to encourage area growth would be ah-mazing!

  2. Dan August 10, 2011 at 8:05 am #

    From the golovalprov article it sounds like the national grid complex it is going to include rental units…Just as the waterplace towers go back to selling units. Great news.

  3. Jef Nickerson September 9, 2011 at 2:58 pm #

    ProJo reports fire at the old National Grid building this afternoon. Anyone Downtown have any updates?


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