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Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – October 17, 2017

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from August 15, 2017, regular meeting – for action Director’s Report Public Hearing 1. Huntington Ave / Salvati Way Green Infrastructure Grant – The Department of Planning and Development will present their application for a state grant to install green infrastructure along the Huntington Ave corridor and will explain how …

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The impacts of where we park

In Parking by Seth Zeren8 Comments

Sometimes cars even have to stop to give way to a car going the other way, helping slow traffic on an otherwise quiet residential street with many children and pets. There’s even a name for this kind of street, a “give-way street.”

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PBN: City again tackles rezoning

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Providence will try again this year to drag its zoning code into the 21st century. Like many other communities across the country, Rhode Island’s capital hopes to remove barriers to urban growth within its 1950s-era, land-use regulations and this month begins a citywide public process to rewrite them. The last time Providence tried a comprehensive zoning rewrite, in the midst …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – April 23, 2013

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Moar parkings pleaze! Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from February 26, 2013 meeting – for action Director’s Report – Updates on the Thayer Street study and revision of Citywide Zoning Major Land Development Project 1. Case No. 13-006 MA – 2-100 Harris Ave. (Master Plan Approval) The applicant is proposing to develop the subject property, …

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City Plan Commission Meeting May 15, 2012

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Notice of Regular Meeting Tuesday, May 15, 2012 – 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development 1st Floor Meeting Room 444 Westminster Street, Providence Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of meeting minutes from April 16th and April 24th, 2012 meetings – for action Director’s Report Minor Subdivision 1. Case No. 12-015MI – 157 Hope Street The applicant is …

Turning downtowns into suburbia

In Asides, Transportation by Jef NickersonLeave a Comment

Christopher T. McCahill and Norman Garrick look at how land use devoted to parking may turn our downtowns into a sort of office park in the city. Case in point, Hartford. At the Travelers Companies, Inc. – an insurance company in the downtown where employees are charged between 70 and 125 dollars per month for parking – only 71 percent …