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Application to demolish Atlas and Sheppard’s Warehouses

Atlas & Sheppard's Warehouses on Allens Avenue in Providence

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From this afternoon’s Providence Historic District Commission agendapdf:

Project Review

1. CASE 11.070 • 338-350 ALLENS AVENUE – Terminal Warehouse Buildings (ICBD)
The applicant is requesting the demolition of the existing Atlas & Sheppard’s buildings. (PUBLIC HEARING)

Providence Historic District Commission Meeting
Monday, August 22, 2011 • 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

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7 Responses to Application to demolish Atlas and Sheppard’s Warehouses

  1. John West August 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm #

    *sigh*

  2. Sam August 22, 2011 at 11:47 pm #

    Reason for demolition? No doubt the owner will claim economic hardship due the cost of maintaining the buildings.

    It would be insupportably optimistic to imagine there’s any plan for immediate reuse.

  3. Frank Mullin August 26, 2011 at 11:07 am #

    Cumberland Farms?! Uh oh. http://www.pbn.com/Cumberland-Farms-to-tear-down-Allens-Ave-warehouses,60748

  4. Sam August 26, 2011 at 6:26 pm #

    Soooo … reason for demolition?

    But maybe none is needed anymore. Heck, it’s Providence. You can tear down whatever ya want to!

    Arcade next!

    City Hall after!

  5. Jen Coleslaw August 26, 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    actually, looks like Grove Street School is on the menu for demo tomorrow, according to rumors.

  6. P Boyce March 25, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    There are some new temporary fences up around these buildings; it looks like they will be coming down soon.

  7. Eric March 26, 2013 at 10:22 am #

    Great, lets tear down 2 more historic buildings and replace them with scrap metal yards!

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