Greater City Providence

Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – April 9, 2018

Rendering of building proposed for 131 Canal Street by DBVW Architects

[alert type=”muted” heading=”Downtown Design Review Committee Notice of Regular Meeting”]Monday, April 9, 2018 – 4:45pm
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room
Providence, RI 02903
Agenda [/alert]
drc-roundOpening Session
  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Special Meeting Minutes of March 27, 2018
New Business

1. DRC Application No. 18.08: 11 Dorrance Street (Biltmore Hotel) – Proposal by Biltmore Providence Owner, LLC to restore the glass elevator, and to construct a new exterior elevator vestibule on the building.

2. 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. The applicant was granted the height bonus at the March 27, 2018 DDRC meeting. The portion of the public hearing related to the waivers and the conceptual design review was continued from the March 27, 2018 DDRC meeting.


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.

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