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City Plan Commission Meeting – July 29, 2014

featured-bikeped City Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 – 4:45pm
444 Westminster Street, First Floor

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from June 17th meeting – for action
  • Approval of minutes from July 15th – for action
  • Director’s Report

City Council Referral

1. Referral No. 3379 – Petition to abandon a portion of Amherst Street The petitioner is requesting to abandon a portion of the width of Amherst Street between 125 Amherst Street (AP 62 Lot 274) and 120 Amherst Street (AP 62 Lot 284) – for action (Olneyville)

2. Referral 3380 – Amendment of the Charles Street Renewal Project Plan Review of the amendment for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan. The amendment proposes expansion of the boundaries of the project area and targets certain blighted properties for acquisition – for action (Charles)

Minor Subdivision

3. Case No. 14-023 MI – 52 Sussex Street The applicant is requesting to subdivide a lot at 52 Sussex Street measuring approximately 11,276 SF into two lots measuring 5,433 SF and 5,821 SF – for action (AP 76 Lot 358, Wanskuck)

Public Heariing – Major Land Development Project

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4. Case No. 13-039MA – 48-54 Plainfield Street and 4-14 Atwood Street (Preliminary Plan Approval) The applicant is seeking preliminary plan approval to construct a free standing fast food restaurant with a drive through and a free standing retail department store on a vacant commercial lot. The applicant received relief from the Zoning Board of Review for front yard setbacks and a special use permit for a drive through use. A total of 56 parking spaces are proposed for the development, which measures approximately 64,295 SF. Public comment will be taken – for action (AP 105 Lots 46, 47, 66, 98, 99, 100, Olneyville)

Re: Zoning Providence

5. Update on Re: Zoning Providence A review of the organization and content of the draft zoning ordinance – for discussion

Adjournment


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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 16, 2014

featured-195commission A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, JUNE 16, 2014, beginning at 5 P.M., for the following purposes

I. Public Session

Call to Order: The Chairperson

  1. Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meetings Held on May 19, 2014.
  3. Executive Director’s Report – Review of Activities During Past Month/Action Plan and Business Plan for June – December, 2014.
  4. II. Executive Session

    To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law), specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5) (acquisition and disposition of public property).

  5. Meetings with Parties Which Submitted Proposals to Purchase and Develop District Property; Discussion and Review of Proposals.
  6. III. Public Session

  7. Discussion Regarding Extension of Deadline for Second Round of Submission of Proposals to Purchase District Property from August 1 to October 15, 2014 and Vote.
  8. Discussion Regarding Public Disclosure of Proposals and Disclosure Policy.
  9. Discussion Regarding License Agreement with City of Providence on Parcel 1A and Vote.
  10. Discussion and Update Regarding Role of State Historic Preservation Officer and Selection of Consultants for Disposition of District Property.
  11. Chairman’s Report – Review of Activities in Past Month and Proposed Future Activities/ Tentative Agenda for June 30, 2014 Meeting.
  12. Vote to Adjourn.
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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – January 13, 2014

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at the office of Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on Monday, January 13, 2014, beginning at 4:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

Public Session

Call to Order: The Chairperson

  1. Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane.
  2. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meetings Held on December 9, 2013.
  3. Executive Director’s Report – Review of Activities during Past Month/Action Plan and Target Activities January – February, 2014.
  4. Further Discussion of Developers Toolkit with Goody Clancy LLC.
  5. Discussion/Vote to Select Firm to Provide Snow Removal Services to the District.
  6. Approval of Selection of Jones Lang LaSalle to Provide Real Estate Brokerage and Advisory Services to the District.
  7. Chairman’s Report – Review of Activities in Past Month and Proposed Future Activities/ Tentative Agenda for February 10, 2014 Meeting.
  8. Vote to Adjourn.

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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – May 13, 2013

featured-drcNotice of Regular Meeting • Monday, May 13, 2013 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 3rd Floor Conference Room, 444 Westminster Street, Providence

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of October 15, 2012 and November 5, 2012
  • Acceptance of DDRC 2013 Meeting Schedule
  • Annual Election of Vice Chair

New Business

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This building at 44 Hospital Street would be razed to make way for a 6-story apartment building. Image from Bing Maps

1. Pre-Application Review: 44 Hospital Street Proposal to demolish the existing building and construct a new 6-story apartment building. This item is for discussion only. No action will be taken by the DRC at this meeting.

Adjournment

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – January 29, 2013

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at the office of Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, beginning at 5:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

I. Public Session

Call to Order: The Chairperson

  1. Welcome by Chairperson: Chairperson Colin Kane.
  2. To approve the public session minutes of the meeting held on January 14, 2013. (Tab 1.)
  3. Review and approval of Resolutions authorizing the Commission to enter into the RIEDC bond transaction and to acquire I-195 surplus land.
  4. II. Executive Session

    To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Law, specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (5), (disposition of public property) and subsection (7), (investment of public funds) of Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law).

  5. Update by Levin & Co. Concerning Executive Director Search.
  6. Presentation by Hecht Development and Churchill & Banks Regarding Development Proposals.
  7. III. Public Session

    Chairman’s Report/Agenda for February 14, 2013 Meeting.

  8. Vote to Adjourn.


The presentation by Hecht Development and Churchill & Banks is scheduled during the Executive Session, which is generally not open to the public.

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – TODAY, December 17, 2012

Regular Meeting • 4:00 PM, December 17, 2012
Doorley Building, 444 Westminster Street, 1st Floor • Providence, RI

  1. 4:00: Bike Providence Public Workshop Recap
  2. 4:20: Bike Providence and Beyond: Education Strategies for Drivers, Riders and Everyone Else
  3. 4:40: Public Comment
  4. 5:00: BPAC Communications Strategy
  5. 5:15: Updates (Snow Removal, Letters, etc.)
  6. 5:25: Schedule 2013 Meetings
  7. 5:30: Adjourn

See also: Bike Providence website for documents from last week’s public meeting.

Full disclosure: I am a member of this Commission.

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Full Disclosure: Providence Bike and Pedestrian Commission

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Providence Bike and Pedestrian Commission members: Matthew Moritz, Jenn Steinfield, Jef Nickerson, Mayor Angel Taveras, Jenna Yu, and Eric Weiss.

I mentioned earlier in the comments section of the post about the announcement of the Bike and Pedestrian Commission that I had been asked to join the Commission, but figure I should do a separate post so people know.

The Commission is being run out of the Office of Sustainability with a member of the Planning Department staff also attending and advising our meetings. We had an informal meeting this past Monday to be sworn in by the Mayor, get to know each other, discuss some of the responsibilities we have as Commission members, work to set a rough agenda, and set up our schedule of upcoming meetings.

Our first official public meeting will be Monday, August 13th at 4pm (location to be determined still). After that our meetings are scheduled for the 4th Monday of the month at 4pm.

I’ll be posting schedules and updates on the meetings as they happen.

I was also waiting to see if there was a better photo to use before posting about this.

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 25, 2012

The 195 Commission meets today at 3:00pm. Also, as reported by The Providence Journal, the RIEDC will meet today at 5:00pm to consider issuing revenue bonds of the 195 project.

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at Meeting Street School, 1000 Eddy Street, Providence, RI, on MONDAY, June 25, 2012, beginning at 3:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

Public Session

  1. To approve the public and closed session minutes of the meeting held on June 11, 2012.
  2. For discussion and consideration of directors and officers liability insurance.
  3. For an update regarding, and consideration of, the Department of Transportation road construction and utility matters.
  4. For an update regarding the open space design.
  5. For discussion regarding open space public art.
  6. For an update from Fuss & O’Neil regarding Department of Environmental Management and Coastal Resources Management Council permitting and engineering activities.
  7. For discussion and consideration of the identification of best practices for development.
  8. Executive Session

  9. To consider and act upon such matters as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Law, specifically matters permitted to be so considered under Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law).
  10. Public Session

  11. Chairperson’s Report and Commission update.
  12. To establish an agenda for the next Commission meeting.

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195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – June 11, 2012

A meeting of the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission will be held at the offices of Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, 315 Iron Horse Way, Suite 101, Providence, Rhode Island, on MONDAY, June 11, 2012, beginning at 5:00 p.m., for the following purposes:

Public Session

  1. To approve the public and closed session minutes of the meeting held on May 14, 2012.
  2. For discussion and consideration of directors and officers liability insurance.
  3. For an update regarding, and consideration of, the Department of Transportation road construction and utility matters.
  4. For an update regarding, and consideration of, Department of Environmental Management and Coastal Resources Management Council permitting.
  5. For an update regarding, and consideration of, the open space design.
  6. For an update regarding the District’s current and prospective budget and the bond transaction.
  7. For discussion and consideration of the Executive Director selection process and finalization of the job description.
  8. Executive Session

  9. To consider and act upon such matters, indicated in agenda item 7, as may be considered at a meeting closed to the public pursuant to the Open Meetings Law, specifically matters permitted to be so considered under subsection (7) (investment of public funds) of Rhode Island General Laws, Section 42-46-5(a) (the Open Meetings Law).
  10. Public Session

  11. Chairperson’s Report and Commission update.
  12. To establish an agenda for the next Commission meeting.

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City Plan Commission Meeting, September 20

City Plan Commission

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, September 20, 2011, – 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

OPENING SESSION

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of meeting minutes from July 19th 2011 – for action
  • Director’s Report – Update on the Downtown Knowledge District Study

CITY COUNCIL REFERRAL

1. Referral 3337 – Changes to the Zoning Ordinance
Review of changes to the Zoning Ordinance including dimensional regulations for residential development, projections, landscaping, signage, powers of the Zoning Board of Review, definition of storefronts and filing fees – for action

2. Referral 3338 – Petition to abandon Caroline Street
Petition to abandon Caroline Street to provide parking for neighboring restaurant – for action. (Hope)

ADJOURNMENT

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Application to demolish Atlas and Sheppard’s Warehouses

Atlas & Sheppard's Warehouses on Allens Avenue in Providence

Image from Google Street View

From this afternoon’s Providence Historic District Commission agendapdf:

Project Review

1. CASE 11.070 • 338-350 ALLENS AVENUE – Terminal Warehouse Buildings (ICBD)
The applicant is requesting the demolition of the existing Atlas & Sheppard’s buildings. (PUBLIC HEARING)

Providence Historic District Commission Meeting
Monday, August 22, 2011 • 4:45 PM
Department of Planning and Development, 1st Floor Conference Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

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City Plan Commission Meeting, March 15

City Plan Commission

NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011, – 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 from February 15th 2011 – for action

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW
1. Comprehensive Plan Update
Presentation of first group of proposed updates to Providence Tomorrow: The Interim Comprehensive Plan based on the results of neighborhood charrettes and public input – for discussion.

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“My Time With The Mayor” Community Meetings Schedule

My Time With The Mayor

Mayor Taveras and City Hall directors will meet monthly with residents across the city.

Mayor Angel Taveras is pleased to continue My Time with the Mayor, a monthly opportunity for the Mayor and senior members of his administration to meet with citizens from every neighborhood in the City.

At each My Time with the Mayor event, which will be held at different locations throughout Providence, Mayor Taveras and City Hall Department Directors will be available to meet one-on-one with residents, answer their questions and seek to resolve any concerns.

Each My Time with the Mayor event is two hours long, and residents are invited to meet with Mayor Taveras or members of his senior administration on a first-come, first-served basis.

“One of the best things about being the Mayor is the opportunity I get to meet personally with the residents of Providence. I look forward to continuing the My Time with the Mayor program, and encourage citizens to come share their thoughts with me and other members of my leadership team,” said Mayor Taveras.

My Time with the Mayor will be held from 5-7PM on:

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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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City Plan Commission (Nov. 16)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, November 16, 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 from October 19th 2010 – for action

CITY COUNCIL REFERRAL

1. Abandonment of a portion of Briggs Street
Petition to abandon a portion of Briggs Street to clarify boundaries of a newly constructed soccer field. (Upper South Providence)

MINOR SUBDIVISION

1. Case No. 10-030 MI – 1144 Chalkstone Avenue (Preliminary Plan Approval)
The applicant wishes to subdivide the existing lot measuring approximately 6,845 SF into two lots measuring 3,021 SF and 3,835 SF. The existing dwelling at the southerly portion of the lot will remain intact. – for action. (AP 64 Lot 643, Mt. Pleasant)

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

2. Downtown Plan
Presentation of revised version of the Downtown Plan by DPD staff. Public comment will be taken – for discussion. (Downtown)

INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN

3. Presentation of Miriam Hospital’s Institutional Master Plan
Continuation of Miriam Hospital’s five year Institutional Master Plan presentation outlining its scope of operations, future land use and relation to the community. The plan was first presented at the October 19th meeting and continued to allow time for review and discussion. – for action. (Hope)

LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

4. Case No. 10-036MA – 454-466 Pine Street, 56 Somerset Street and 415 Friendship Street (Master Plan Approval)
The applicant is seeking Master Plan approval to build a new facility to accommodate a larger dining hall, kitchen, classroom and office space. A portion of the existing facility will be demolished for parking and landscaping. – for action. (AP 23 Lots 89, 90, 91, 124 and 900) (Upper South Providence)

ADJOURNMENT



Agenda [.pdf]

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Downcity Design Review Committee – November 8, 2010

Notice Of Regular Meeting • Monday November 8, 2010 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2010 and October 18, 2010

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 10.19, Kennedy Plaza Proposal by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) to install new two new information kiosks on Washington Street adjacent to the east and west entrances into Burnside Park.

2. Providence Core Connector Study Presentation of the Providence Core Connector Study by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) – for discussion.

Adjournment


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Downcity Design Review Committee – July 12, 2010

Notice Of Regular Meeting • Monday, July 12, 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 June 14, 2010

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 10.14, 125-135 Washington Street (Mercantile Block) Proposal to install new signs and awnings on the Washington Street elevation and new signs on the Martha Street elevation.

Other Business

2. Pre-Application Review: Regency Plaza Request for an additional pre-application review of the proposed sign package for the Regency Plaza complex, which consists of three towers and campus.

Adjournment


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Elmwood Ave Repaving Meeting (04/07)

Update: Meeting has been postponed due to an electrical problem at the library.

Via Bike Providence

When: Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 6:00-7:30pm
Where: Knight Memorial Library Auditorium (downstairs), 275 Elmwood Avenue

As many of you know, Community Works Rhode Island, our elected officials and other community partners have been working with RIDOT to make sure that the changes coming to Elmwood Avenue reflect the needs expressed by neighborhood residents and others. Through meeting with neighbors, we know that those needs are:

  • Pedestrian, bike and car safety
  • An improved environment for all using the street
  • Better access to Roger Williams Park
  • Returning Elmwood Ave to a beautiful neighborhood avenue rather than a car-dominated “combat zone”

We have been working with L+A Landscape Architects to produce designs reflecting what the community wants Elmwood Avenue to become. These designs will be presented to RIDOT in the next few weeks. We have presented the designs to a number of you already, but want to get more community input before creating final recommendations to deliver to RIDOT. Please come give your comments on the proposed changes and add your perspective on what needs to happen to make Elmwood Avenue the street it could be!

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