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Downcity Design Review Committee – August 16, 2010

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Notice Of Regular Meeting • Monday, August 16, 2010 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 OPENING SESSION Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of July 12, 2010 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 10.17, 15 LaSalle Square Image from Google Street View Proposal to replace the existing …

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Downcity Design Review Committee – May 10, 2010

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Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, May 10, 2010 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of April 12, 2010 Pre-Application Review Google Street View Regency Plaza The applicant is requesting a pre-application review of a proposed sign package for the …

A proposal for two-way Empire Street at LaSalle Square

In Bicycles, Pedestrians, Roads by Jef Nickerson6 Comments

Original drawing by RIDOT, modifications by Jef Nickerson • Click image to enlarge Last month we took a look at the city’s plans for the redesign of LaSalle Square. The city is planning to make Empire Street two-way for the entire length (from Weybosset/Broad to through the square to Sabin Street). The city has had some back and forth with …

Providence War Memorial Relocation

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The Providence War Memorial has been under construction for some time, but until recently it has been all work on the footings, we now see the memorial itself taking shape. Photos by Jef Nickerson This is a reconfiguration of the memorial that used to sit outside the Dunkin’ Donuts Center before renovation. When it was at the Dunk the panels …

LaSalle Square redesign

In Bicycles, Pedestrians, Roads, Transportation by Jef Nickerson12 Comments

The city Department of Planning and Development has been working for some time on a Downtown Circulation Plan. Signs of the plan are visible already on city streets, Washington Street was made two-way, and the lights at Washington and Empire are built for the future transformation of Empire into a two-way street. Eventually, Weybosset will be made a two-way street …

Parking Sign FAIL

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Sigh. Where to start, let’s start at the top. “No Parking Here to Corner” First, why do we need this sign on every corner? Most other municipalities make this plain with yellow markings on the curb. Second, RI General Law § 31-21-4 states that there is no parking or stopping “[w]ithin twenty feet of a crosswalk at an intersection.” The …

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Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting (03/09)

In Government by Jef Nickerson9 Comments

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING • MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009 • 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development , 4th Floor Auditorium 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes: January 12, 2009 and February 9, 2009 Approval of 2009 DRC Calendar Project Review 1. Case No. 09.04 One AT&T Plaza Proposal …