Edge College Hill II – Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – March 27, 2018

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Rendering of 131 Canal Street

Downtown Design Review Committee Notice of Special Meeting
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 – 4:45pm
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903
This is rescheduled from a meeting that was originally set for March 12th.

drc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Meeting Minutes of January 22, 2018 and February 12, 2018

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 18.05: 131 Canal Street (parking lot) – Public Hearing and Conceptual Design Review – The subject of the hearing will be an application by Steeple Street RI, LLC requesting a development incentive in the form of a height bonus, and requesting waivers from Providence Zoning Ordinance Section 606, Design Standards for New Construction, for a new 11-story mixed-use building to be constructed at 131 Canal Street, Providence, RI. The height bonus requested is from Section 603.E.1, Schedule of Development Bonuses/Active Ground Floor Uses. The waivers requested are from Sections 606.A.4, Building Height and Massing/Recess line, 606.D.1, Building Height and Massing/Façade Design, 606.E.1, Façade Design/Ground Floor Transparency, and 606.E.3, Building Facades/Upper Level Transparency. The DDRC will be reviewing the building design at the conceptual design stage. At the conclusion of the hearing, the DDRC will take action with respect to the requested items.


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  1. Agree with Nic. What would it take to close Elizabeth Street to vehicular traffic? It would be perfect as a pedestrian street, with room for a bike-share station.

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