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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – July 10, 2017

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Downtown Design Review Committee
Notice of Regular Meeting

Monday, July 10, 2017
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

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Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Meeting Minutes of June 12, 2017

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 17.12: 350 Eddy Street (South Street Landing) – Public Hearing – The subject of the hearing will be an application by the CV Properties LLC, requesting a waiver from Providence Zoning Ordinance Section 1607(E), Freestanding Signs, which prohibits freestanding signs in the D?1 Zone. As per Section 1601(D), the DDRC is authorized to grant a waiver to sign regulations as part of their review and approval (continued from the April 10, 2017 DDRC meeting). The applicant has requested to continue the public hearing to the next DDRC meeting scheduled for August 7, 2017 at 4:45 PM.

2. DRC Application No. 17.33: 51 Washington Street (Biltmore Garage) – Proposal by Cornish Associates to infill two garage bays on Eddy Street, as part of the installation of an electrical vault in the garage.

3. DRC Application No. 17.32: 79 Washington Street (Strand Theatre) – Public Hearing – The subject of the hearing will be an application by Strand Realty II, LLC, requesting a waiver from Providence Zoning Ordinance Section 1607.D, Electronic Message Signs, which prohibits electronic message signs in the D?1 Zone. As per Section 1601.D, the DDRC is authorized to grant a waiver to sign regulations as part of their review and approval. The applicant is proposing to install a new marquee with electronic message signs on the building located at 79 Washington Street. The DDRC will be reviewing the sign design at this meeting.

4. DRC Application No. 17.34: 385 Westminster Street (Conrad Building) – Proposal by New City Conrad LLC, to renovate an existing storefront on the Westminster Street elevation of the building.

Adjournment

Full Disclosure: I will be at this meeting as part of the team presenting the second item.
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Jef Nickerson

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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.

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