Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – March 20, 2018 April 2, 2018

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*** This meeting has been canceled ***
This meeting has been rescheduled to April 2nd.
Providence City Plan Commission Notice of Regular Meeting
March 20, 2018 April 2, 2018 – 4:45pm
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903
cpc-roundOpening Session
  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from the February 20, 2018 regular meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report
City Council Referral

1. Referral 3427 – Amendment to permit use of Exterior Insulating Finish Systems (EIFS) on building facades – Petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance to permit the use of EIFS on building facades in the C-1, C-2, C-3, D-1 and W-2 zones and the East Side I-195 Overlay District – for action

2. Referral 3428 – Rezoning of 184-186 Broadway from R-P to C-1 Proponent: Councilman Bryan Principe – The applicant is proposing to rezone 184-186 Broadway (AP 28 Lot 20) which is located under the Historic District overlay, from R-P to C-1. The use of the lot shall be limited to a Personal Service Establishment and all other uses permitted in the R-P zone – for action (Federal Hill)

Institutional Master Plan

3. Brown University Institutional Master Plan Amendment – The amendment to Brown University’s Institutional Master Plan will focus on construction of a student living and wellness building at 450 Brook Street and a performing arts center between Angell and Olive Streets. The amendment also includes information on the University’s changes in land holdings and relocation of a building affected by new construction. Continued from the January 16 2018 meeting and rescheduled from the March 20 2018 meeting – for action (College Hill)

Adjournment

Agenda

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  1. ProJo: Providence OKs Brown’s new performing arts center and dorm with wellness facilities

    The City Plan Commission voted unanimously Monday night in favor of amendments to Brown University’s master plan that would add two new buildings at the College Hill campus: a performing arts center and a student wellness center and residence hall.

    Commission members praised Brown for responding to community concerns, voiced at the commission’s December meeting, about the university’s earlier plan to raze or move five historic buildings to make room for the performing arts center.

    Although it will include a 500-seat theater, the 94,000-square-foot arts center will mainly be an academic building, according to Joseph “Butch” Rovan, the faculty director for the arts initiative, and it is “paramount” that the building be located in the campus center, he said.

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