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Updated: City Plan Commission Meeting – April 24, 2012

Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development
1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of meeting minutes from February 28, 2012 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report – DPD personnel changes / CPC membership changes

Minor Subdivision

1. Case No. 12-005MI – 479 Washington Street (Preliminary Plan Approval) The applicant is seeking preliminary plan approval to subdivide the existing lot measuring 14,610 SF with two buildings, into two lots measuring 8,438 SF and 6,172 SF. The subdivision would create a separate lot for each building. (Federal Hill, AP 29 Lot 40, C-4) – for action

Comprehensive Plan

2. Review of Comprehensive Plan changes Review of changes made to the Comprehensive Plan by the City Council Committee on Ordinances at the Committee’s public hearing – for discussion and action

Institutional Master Plan

3. Presentation of Providence College’s five year Institutional Master Plan Adoption of five year Institutional Master Plan for Providence College outlining new development, demolition, capital improvements, operations, parking and circulation – for action (Elmhurst)

City Council Referral

4. Referral 3345 – Petition to abandon portions of Harborside Boulevard, Shipyard Street, and Read Street The applicant, Johnson and Wales University, is requesting the abandonment of portions of Harborside Boulevard, Shipyard Street, and Read Street – for action (Washington Park) (Map links show location of streets in question, not necessarily the portion of the street proposed to be abandoned)

5. Referral 3346 – Petition to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan The petitioner is requesting that the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan be amended so that the Neighborhood/Commercial land use designation is extended to the east to include the area bounded by Cushing, Hope, Angell and Thayer Streets – for discussion (AP 13 Lots 42, 236, 237, 238, 234, 241, College Hill)

6. Referral 3347 – Petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance Review of proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance including amending the zoning map to create the C-3 zone for mixed use transit oriented development, changes to dimensional and use regulations, signage and parking – for discussion

Major Land Development Project

7. Case No. 12-011 MA – 257 Thayer Street (Master Plan Approval) The applicant is seeking master plan approval to construct a four story mixed use building with 102 dwelling units intended for student housing and retail. Underground parking and a landscaped interior courtyard will be provided. The applicant has proposed Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments to accommodate the development – for action (College Hill)

Adjournment



For item 4, Harborside Boulevard and Shipyard Street are both in Johnson & Wales Harborside campus. Read Street is a ‘paper street’ which runs through the parking lot on Richmond Street which is proposed to be developed as a parking garage. The street does not currently exist and is incorporated into the parking lot.

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3 Responses to Updated: City Plan Commission Meeting – April 24, 2012

  1. Jack April 15, 2012 at 7:57 am #

    I think you missed out the rest of the agenda on the second page. Its pretty interesting stuff.

  2. jencoleslaw April 15, 2012 at 8:38 am #

    Oh indeed: Here are the tasty bits:

    5. Referral 3346 – Petition to amend the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan
    The petitioner is requesting that the Future Land Use Map of the Comprehensive Plan be amended so that the
    Neighborhood/Commercial land use designation is extended to the east to include the area bounded by
    Cushing, Hope, Angell and Thayer Streets – for discussion (AP 13 Lots 42, 236, 237, 238, 234, 241, College Hill)

    6. Referral 3347 – Petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance
    Review of proposed changes to the Zoning Ordinance including amending the zoning map to create the
    C-3 zone for mixed use transit oriented development, changes to dimensional and use regulations, signage and
    parking – for discussion

    MAJOR LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT
    7. Case No. 12-011 MA – 257 Thayer Street (Master Plan Approval)
    The applicant is seeking master plan approval to construct a four story mixed use building with 102 dwelling
    units intended for student housing and retail. Underground parking and a landscaped interior courtyard will be
    provided. The applicant has proposed Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance amendments to
    accommodate the development – for action (College Hill)

  3. Jef Nickerson April 15, 2012 at 3:16 pm #

    I updated the original post.

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