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The Commons at Providence Station – aka Capitol Cove Building B

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View from intersection of Smith and Canal Streets

Today the Capital Center Commission approved plans for a new building in Capital Center, the second phase of Capitol Cove, now dubbed, The Commons at Providence Station.

The developer described the building in a presentation to the Commission:

Phase II – The Commons at Providence Station

The first phase of Capitol Cove was the construction of Building A in 2005. The current phase is development of Building B on Parcel 6, and the project has been renamed to The Commons at Providence Station. The project will consist of 169 units of residential apartments, approximately 169 enclosed parking spaces, as well as amenity areas, leasing office, and community spaces.

Site
The site extends the established street grid and breaks down
the scale of the building into an appropriate size for the site. The site boundaries are Smith Street to the North, Canal Street along the East, and the existing Building A along the South edge of the site towards Park Row. The West elevation of the building faces the catenaries and rail line of the Amtrak/MBTA commuter rail lines.

The entry to the site will be along an existing road which runs parallel to Building A. The drive entry up to Building B will consist of a circular courtyard and will provide a drop-off area, entry into the garage (west side), and an area set aside for van or truck parking for building deliveries. This space will also accommodate moving trucks to allow for clearance of any vehicular or pedestrian traffic within the courtyard entry. The Riverwalk will connect from Building A up to Smith Street.

Design
The approved design has been maintained for the new project. The approach to newer, more efficient building materials and finish materials has been considered in the current design. The shape of the building and surrounding area remain true to the intent of the original design approved by the Committee in 2003.

Facade
The design incorporates architectural variety in the approach
to materials to allow for smaller, distinct architectural districts rather than a monolithic development. Materials used in Building A will be incorporated in Building B. The buildings will be finished in two tones of brick, metal panel accents, and exterior painted cementitious panel system.

Parking
Two levels of parking are planned. Level P1 will enter from the East at the entry courtyard. Level P2 will enter from Smith Street. Level P1 will connect the entry, amenity, and community spaces. Both Level P1 and P2 will include residential units along the Canal Street side.

Summary
Building B is a challeng ing use of the undeveloped area of Parcel 6 because of the close proximity to the Amtrak/commuter rail lines, which generate noise and feature prominent catenary lines. These detrimental features make this parcel especially difficult and costly to develop. Taking these challenges into consideration, the team seeks to address these issues with design solutions. The development will include a continuation of the Riverwalk from Building A, and complete the connection from Park Row West to Smith Street, allowing uninterrupted pedestrian access. The area along the Riverwalk will include landscaping similar to that on the adjacent sites. The building will be designed and built to follow LEED Design Guidelines and will seek to meet LEED Silver criteria at minimum.


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Capital Center Commission Meeting – December 10, 2014

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

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The second phase of Capitol Cove is proposed for the area to the right of the existing building. Image from Google Street View

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    2.1 Approval of Commission Meeting Minutes of October 8, 2014
    2.2 Acceptance of DRC Meeting Minutes of August 19, 2014
  3. Acceptance of 2015 CCC Meeting Schedule
  4. Parcel 6: Building B – Request for approval to construct a new apartment building (Building B). Buildings A and B of the Capitol Cove Project were previously approved by the Commission in 2003. Building A was completed in 2008.
  5. Parcel 9: GTECH Building – Request for approval to conduct exterior building alterations, install new signage and landscaping for The Capital Grille.
  6. District Maintenance Issues
  7. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – October 8, 2014

featured-capital-center Capital Center Commission Meeting
Wednesday, October 8, 2014 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903
  1. Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 10, 2014
  2. Minutes
  3. Parcel 9: GTECH Building
    Request for approval to conduct exterior building alterations, install new signage and landscaping for The Capital Grille Restaurant
  4. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – September 10, 2014

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

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Image from Bing Maps

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2014 and June 11, 2014
  3. Ratification of Approvals
    Ratification of approvals from the June 11, 2014 CCC meeting
  4. Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E and 4W: Parking Lots
    Request for extension of interim parking lot approvals
    Presenter: Todd Turcotte, Capital Properties
  5. Report of the Chairman
    – Waterplace Park
    – Transit Infrastructure Bond Referendum
  6. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – June 11, 2014

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

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R.I. Credit Union parking lot in Capital Center. Image Google Street View

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Approval of Meeting Minutes of May 14, 2014
  3. Parcel 1: Union Station Parking Lot
    Request for Extension of Parking Attendant Booth and Pylon Sign Approvals
  4. Parcel 15: RI Credit Union
    Request for Extension of Parking Approval
  5. FY 2015 Budget
  6. Adjournment

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CANCELED – Capital Center Commission Meeting – February 12, 2013

featured-capital-center Capital Center Commission Meeting
Wednesday, February 12, 2013 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903
This meeting has been canceled.


AGENDA

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Approval of Meeting Minutes of December 19, 2013
  3. Election of Officers
    Elect Vice Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer
  4. Design Review Committee Advisory Member Appointment
    Appoint Melvin Bilezerian to the Design Review Committee of the Capital Center Commission (term to expire 6/18)
  5. Amend Capital Center Commission By-Laws
    Amend Section 6: Quorum
  6. State House Parking Lot Lighting
  7. New Business
  8. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – December 19, 2013

featured-capital-center Capital Center Commission Meeting
Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00pm
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

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  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Approval of Special Meeting Minutes of October 17, 2013 and Regular Meeting Minutes of November 13, 2013
  3. Acceptance of 2014 CCC Meeting Schedule
  4. Providence Station Plaza
    Presentation of the 90% design project plans for the plaza and the area surrounding the train station
  5. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – November 13, 2013

featured-capital-center Capital Center Commission Meeting
Wednesday, November 13, 2013 • 12:00 noon
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    Approval of CCC Special Meeting Minutes of October 17, 2013
  3. Election of Secretary/Treasurer
  4. Ratification of Previous Votes
    Ratification of votes taken at the October 17, 2013 CCC Meeting
  5. State House Parking Issues
  6. Adjournment

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State defiantly moves ahead with surface parking

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In spite of Providence Zoning rules and Capital Center rules forbidding it, the State is moving ahead with plans to expand a surface parking lot on the State House grounds and building a new surface parking lot adjacent to the State House.

ecoRI reports that the Department of Administration (DOA) has already started work on expanding the Assembly Members parking lot on the State House grounds. “Work on the two tiers of new parking to the east of the Statehouse, along Smith Street, will replace 2,000 square feet of grass with some 40 parking spaces.”

Meanwhile, as we discussed in July, the DOA has spent $3.1 million purchasing property along Francis Street next to the Veterans Memorial Auditorium for even more surface parking.

The Chairman of the Capital Center Commission, Deming Sherman is none to happy about all this. Sherman told The Providence Journal that there should be less parking around the State House, not more and that a parking garage should be built behind the DOA building.

When the State restarted the project to expand the parking lot on the State House lawn in June of this year, Sherman contended that the plan had to be submitted to the Capital Center Commission for review, the DOA claims that their authority supercedes the Capital Center Commission (which was created by the State) as well as City zoning.

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – October 17, 2013

featured-capital-center Capital Center Commission Meeting
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – 12:00 NOON
Joseph A. Doorley, Jr. Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    2.1 Approval of Commission Special Meeting Minutes of August 28, 2013
  3. Parking Lot Discussion Discussion regarding parking issues near the State House
  4. Designation of Auditor
  5. FY 2014 Budget
  6. Adjournment


See also: State to pay $3.1 million to buy land for prohibited parking

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – January 9, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013 – 12:00 NOON
Department of Planning and Development, 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    2.1 Approval of Commission Meeting Minutes of October 10, 2012 and December 12, 2012
    2.2 Acceptance of DRC Meeting Minutes of September 25, 2012 and October 23, 2012
  3. Welcome New Members
  4. Election of Officers
  5. 2013 CCC Meeting Schedule: Acceptance of the Capital Center Commission’s 2013 Meeting Schedule
  6. Parcel 7: Providence Station Proposal to install bollards, fencing and gates as part of Amtrak’s security project at Providence Station.
  7. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – October 10, 2012

Wednesday, October 10 – 12:00 NOON
Department of Planning and Development, 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    • Approval of Commission Meeting Minutes of August 8, 2012
    • Acceptance of DRC Meeting Minutes of August 7, 2012
  3. Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E and 4W: Parking Lots
    Request for an extension of the approval for interim parking on Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E and 4W. Presenter: Todd Turcotte, Capital Properties
  4. Adjournment


Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E, and 4W are the parking lots behind the Citizens Buidling.

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – August 8, 2012

Wednesday, August, 2012 – 12:00 NOON
Department of Planning and Development, 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Conference Room Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    • Approval of Commission Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2012
    • Acceptance of DRC Meeting Minutes of June 5, 2012
  3. Parcel 14: Marriot Renaissance (Masonic Temple) Proposal to replace existing signage with new signage on the exterior of the building.
  4. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting – June 13, 2012

Meeting Notice
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 • 12:00 noon
Department of Planning and Development
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Meeting Room • Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    • Approval of Commission Meeting Minutes of April 11, 2012
    • Acceptance of DRC Meeting Minutes of April 3, 2012 and Special Meeting of April 10, 2012
  3. Parcel 1: Union Station Parking Lot – Request for Extension of Parking Attendant Booth and Pylon Sign Approvals
  4. Parcel 15: RI Credit Union – Request for Extension of Parking Approval – Presenter: David Suvall, President/CEO RI Credit Union
  5. Appointment of DRC Members
  6. FY 2013 Budget
  7. Adjournment

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Capital Center Commission Meeting, November 9

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Old Navy at Providence Place. Image from Google Street View

Meeting Notice
Wednesday, November 9, 2011 • 12:00 noon
Department of Planning and Development
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Meeting Room
Providence, RI 02903

AGENDA

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes
    • Acceptance of DRC meeting minutes of July 5, 2011 and June 14, 2011
    • Approval of Commission meeting minutes of September 14, 2011
  3. Parcel 13: Providence Place Proposal to modify Old Navy storefronts and install a new sign. Presenter: Doug Tailford
  4. Parcel 8: Gateway Center Proposal to install a new sign on the building for ‘Admirals Bank.’ Presenter: Nicholas Lazares
  5. Internal Operating Procedures: Application and Processing Fees Discussion of existing fees for Signage and Plan Amendments/Modifications
  6. Other Business
  7. Adjournment

Agenda [.pdf]

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Capital Center Commission Meeting, September 14

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MEETING NOTICE
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011 12:00 NOON
Department of Planning and Development
444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor Meeting Room Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Minutes 2.1 Approval of Commission meeting minutes of June 15, 2011
  3. Presentation of Resolutions for Past Commissioners
  4. Parcel 14: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
    Proposal to install a new wall sign and banner signs on the building. Presenter: Michael Abbott
  5. Parcel 1: Union Station
    Proposal to replace existing signage and awnings with new signage and awnings, replace existing storefront windows with operable doors, install new tiled columns at the entryway, and install decorative fencing and planter boxes for a new restaurant in the former Ardeo space. Presenter: Maurice Molod and Don Diebler
  6. Letter to Edward F. Sanderson regarding the Enhancement Grant for Station Park
  7. Design Review Consultant Designation
  8. Auditor Designation
  9. Adjournment
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Capital Center Commission Meeting, Feb. 9

MEETING NOTICE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2011 – 12:00 NOON
Department of Planning and Development
400 Westminster Street, 4th Floor Conference Room
Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

1. Roll Call

2. Minutes
2.1 Approval of Commission meeting minutes of December 8, 2010 and December 20, 2010

2.2 Acceptance of DRC meeting minutes of December 7, 2010 and December 14, 2010

3. Election of Officers

4. Design Review Committee Reappointment

Image from Google Street View

5. Parcel 14: Veterans Memorial Auditorium
Request for approval to construct a loading dock, restrooms and enclosed walkway on the west elevation (Park Street) of the building. The project also includes the installation of signage and landscaping. Presenters: Michael Abbott and Don Leighton.

6. Executive Session
Pursuant to Section 42-46-5(1) of the General Laws of the State of RI

6.1 Personnel

7. Adjournment

Agenda

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