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Old Narragansett Hotel Garage Christo’d

Narragansett Garage

Old Narragansett Hotel Garage on Dorrance Street

OK, so it is not a Christo creation, but it is cool.

This is work in relation to the project that is transforming 3 buildings on this block into residential units. In addition to the Narragansett Hotel Garage, the old Providence Gas Building, and the Teste Block are being renovated.

Recently, the partially bricked in windows have been unbricked, you can see this in the unwrapped side of the building, and the interior has been gutted. Peering in the other day before the wrap went up I saw one truly terrifying rusted beam, happily cars no longer park here.

It is nice to see some renovation work in progress Downcity.

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Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting, December 12

Downcity Design Review Committee

Notice of Regular Meeting
Monday, December 12, 2011 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development
1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence

AGENDA

OPENING SESSION

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2011, October 17, 2011 and November 14, 2011
  • Acceptance of 2012 DRC Meeting Schedule

NEW BUSINESS

1. DRC Application No. 11.08: 98 Dorrance Street (Narragansett Hotel Garage)
Presentation of window sample and garage door detail. The project received final approval on 8/15/11.

2. DRC Application No. 11.19: 10 Dorrance Street (Howard Building)
Continued review of the proposal to enlarge a storefront entrance on the Dorrance Street elevation for a new tenant. The project received conceptual approval on 11/14/11.

ADJOURNMENT

Agenda [.pdf]

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Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – November 14, 2011

Narrow Building

George C. Arnold (aka Narrow) Building

Notice of Regular Meeting
Monday, November 14, 2011 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development
1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence

Agenda

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 12, 2011 and October 17, 2011

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 11.18: 100 Washington Street (George C. Arnold Building) Continued review of the proposal to restore the building, including the installation of new storefronts.

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Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – August 15, 2011

Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, August 15, 2011 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Agenda

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 13, 2011

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 11.05: 108 Weybosset Street/88 Dorrance Street (Teste Block)

Teste Block

The Teste Block (narrowest building) on the corner of Dorrance and Weybosset. Image from Google Street View.

Proposal to remove the existing storefronts and infill on the Weybosset Street (north) and Dorrance Street (west) elevations, and to install a new storefront system on both elevations.

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Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting, June 13

DOWNCITY DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
Monday, June 13, 2011 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development
4th Floor Conference Room
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

AGENDA

OPENING SESSION

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of April 11, 2011

NEW BUSINESS

   
1. DRC Application No. 11.05: 108 Weybosset Street/88 Dorrance Street (Teste Block)
Continued review of the proposal to remove an existing CMU stairwell on the north and east elevations of the building, and to construct a 2″story glass atrium.

2. DRC Application No. 11.08: 98 Dorrance Street (Narragansett Hotel Garage)
Proposal to create new window openings on the south elevation of the garage building.  

3. DRC Application No. 11.09: 198 Dyer Street (Kaiser”Frazer Showroom, now City of Providence Department of Inspection and Standards)
Proposal to create an expanded entryway and to install a new entry canopy on the west elevation, install new windows, replace existing glass block with new storefront system, reconfigure opening at loading area, and conduct site improvements.    

4. DRC Application No. 11.10: One Empire Plaza (Office Building)
Proposal to replace the existing entry canopy with a new canopy, and to complete plaza site
improvements.  

ADJOURNMENT

Agenda [.pdf]


Full disclosure, my employer is involved with items 3 and 4.

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