Greater City Providence

Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – May 14, 2012

Notice of Regular Meeting
Monday, May 14, 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 of April 9, 2012

New Business

1. Downtown Zoning Ordinance Report by the Acting Director on the new Downtown Zoning Ordinance.

Mirabar Nightclub on Richmond Street.

2. DRC Application No. 12.9: Intersection of Pine and Richmond Street and 35 Richmond Street (Rogers Company Building) Public Hearing Proposal by Johnson and Wales University to demolish the existing building located at 35 Richmond Street and to construct a new 700-800 car open parking structure on the site. The applicant is requesting a waiver from DRC regulations relative to the new construction.

3. DRC Application No. 12.10: 122 Fountain Street (Diocese House [aka The Sportsman’s Inn]) Proposal by Heckman-Minkoff to renovate the existing hotel building. Work includes the installation of replacement windows and doors, new storefront and entrance, new canopy, and new cornice element.

Other Business

4. Pre-Application Review: 33 Chestnut Street (Daniel Arnold House)
Proposal by Beneficent Congregational Church, UCC to replace 41 existing windows with new windows. This item is for discussion only. No action will be taken by the DRC at this meeting.


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  • The Mirabar bit gives me a chuckle. Back in the day it was known as an S&M bar, and S&M did not stand for what you think. It meant Stand and Model.

  • Supposedly, Mirabar is looking for a new location. Johnson & Wales is working with them to give them time to find a new location and to move.

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