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I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – November 15, 2017

Rendering of Kendall Hotel Group’s proposal for Parcel 1A along the Providence River.

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, beginning at 5:00 P.M., for the following purposes:

I. Public Session195-round

  1. Welcoming remarks by Chairperson Davis.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission meeting held on October 16, 2017.
  3. Executive Director’s Report.
  4. Update and discussion on the proposed development by Waldorf Capital Management on Parcel 30; Vote to consider a reduction in the purchase price for Parcel 30.*
  5. Commission discussion on the possible use of park parcels for ancillary uses such as a visitor’s center and sculpture garden.
  6. Discussion of proposed 2018 Commission meeting schedule.
  7. Vote to ratify the approval of a Level 1 application as submitted by the Kendall Hotel Group for the proposed hotel development on Parcel 1A.*
  8. Chairperson’s Report/Agenda for next meeting on Wednesday, December 11, 2017 at 5:00 P.M.
  9. Vote to Adjourn.

*To the extent then complete, proposed resolutions under agenda items 4 and 7 will be posted on the Commission’s website www.195district.com at 12pm on November 15th.

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One Response to I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – November 15, 2017

  1. Court December 5, 2017 at 10:52 am #

    Last I heard about this one is, some committee was holding this up because they wanted a more ‘traditional’ (i.e. classical) design. I think this criticism is misplaced. Although I love traditional architecture and that often creates a sense of warmth and belonging, I don’t believe it has an exclusive monopoly on that sense. Its good to give other styles a chance too.

    Granted, Providence has a mixed history when it comes to post-modernist architecture. There are some ugly, unremarkable, and unwelcoming buildings in the city, built in the 1970s, and a few built more recently, but I don’t get a bad feeling from this rendering. It has an affable face to the waterfront; lots of balcony space, a terraced area for restaurant, and a floor to ceiling glass entrance. My only critique would be its unambitious, a little too 1980s chain hotel, but other than that its fine.

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