Greater City Providence

City Plan Commission Meeting – January 19, 2016

[alert type=”muted”]Providence City Plan Commission Notice of Regular Meeting
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2016, 4:45 PM
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903[/alert]

cpc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from December15 regular meeting and December 1 special meeting – for action
  • Election of Officers – for action
  • Director’s Report

Institutional Master Plan

1. Brown University Institutional Master Plan Amendment – Presentation of amendment to Brown University’s Institutional Master Plan. The amendment includes creation of new parking space and improvements to certain athletic facilities. A special use permit will be required for the proposed parking – for action (College Hill)

[alert type=”muted”]See also:
ProJo: Brown plans to knock down 7 College Hill buildings for new parking lot[/alert]

2. Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Institutional Master Plan Amendment – Presentation of amendments to CCRI’s IMP. The amendment includes expansion of a parking area on Blackstone Street – for action (Upper South Providence)

Minor Land Development Project


A row of houses were razed on Jones Street last month

3. Case No. 15-045 MI – 28-40 Jones Street – The applicant is proposing to construct a three story, 12 unit multifamily dwelling on a site measuring approximately 6,540 SF. The applicant will require dimensional relief from the zoning board of review for lot area required per dwelling unit. The applicant is seeking a waiver from submission of a landscaping plan at the preliminary plan stage – for action (Federal Hill)

City Council Referral

4. Referral 3401—Amendment to the Zoning Ordinance – Presentation of proposed amendments to the zoning ordinance to make clarifications, corrections and technical changes to the zoning ordinance. Continued from the December 15 meeting – for action


[alert type=”muted”]Agenda

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 comment

  • I’m assuming that the proposed expansion to the CCRI parking lot will be where the old Edmund W. Flynn Elementary School was although I heard it was demolished for women and infants parking but I got that info from some random student. Either way It’s terrible to see my college have un-environmentally friendly transportation policy. The trolley that goes directly to the Liston campus stops running at around 6:30 pm which isn’t a problem unless it’s raining or really cold. What they should be doing is reducing the amount of parking or at least consolidate there parking to a parking garage WITH RETAIL ON THE FIRST FLOOR (Although that would be expensive) and either create a campus quad where the former parking spots were or sell them to developers for urban infill. If CCRI decides to relocate their Liston campus to somewhere else in providence, It should be in the knowledge district due to the fact that it’s more accessible to transit, It’s common sense stuff.

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