Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – December 8, 2014

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[box]Downtown Design Review Committee
Monday, December 8, 2014 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903[/box]

drc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 8, 2014
  • Acceptance of 2015 DDRC Meeting Schedule

New Business


1. DRC Application No. 14.19: 75 Chestnut Street (Public Hearing) The applicant, Johnson and Wales University, is proposing to construct a new academic building at 75 Chestnut Street. The applicant is requesting waivers from D?1 Regulations for the transparency and multiple entrance requirements at the ground floor level on the Pine and Friendship Street elevations of the new building.

[box]See also: PBN: JWU reveals $40M academic building plan for Jewelry District[/box]


[box]Agenda [/box]
About the Author

Jef Nickerson


Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  1. Johnson & Wales was investing in downtown back in the sixties and seventies when other institutions were pulling out and property owners were tearing everything down. Some of the buildings they saved from demolition: the Crown Hotel (1966), the Dreyfus Hotel (1975) and the Gladdings Bldg. (1975); not to mention their assuming ownership of the Arcade in the nineties.

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