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ProJo: Cowesett Hills developer seeks parking waiver for Warwick expansion plan

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Cowesett Hills Apartments, image from Google Maps The plan by Picerne Real Estate Group’s Cowesett Hills Apartment LLC calls for two new buildings in the northwest corner of the 67-acre property. Each of the new structures would have 12 one-bedroom and 12 two-bedroom units. Picene also wants to build small garage buildings in the parking lot that could be rented …

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Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – November 14, 2017

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from the October 17 2017 regular meeting – for action Director’s Report City Council Referral 1. Referral 3419 – Rezoning of 234 Bowen Street – The petitioner is requesting to rezone 234 Bowen Street from R-1 to I-2 – for action (AP 10 Lot 546, College Hill) 2. Referral 3420 …

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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – October 18, 2017

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of September 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) Canal Street Improvements – College Hill, Downtown – Ward 12 (For Action) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has presented plans to the City for improvements to Canal Street between Smith Street and Washington Street. These plans resulted from the Canal Street Road Safety Assessment previously reviewed by …

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I-195 Redevelopment District Commission Meeting – September 26, 2017

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Rendering of proposed Parcel 1A hotel released in April 2017 I. Public Session Welcoming Remarks by Chairperson Azrack. Approval of the Minutes of the Commission Meeting Held on August 21, 2017. Executive Director’s Report. Report and Vote on the District’s Financial Audit by the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation, Chief Financial Officer, Lisa Lasky and Commission Treasurer Elizabeth Huidekoper. Presentation on …

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ProJo: 195 redevelopment commission OKs temporary parking plan

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Parcels 27 and 28 are on either side of Clifford Street south of Richmond Street. Image from Google Maps Parking issues that have arisen as perhaps the final stumbling block before a development team starts building its planned innovation center and hotel on former highway land were addressed Monday night when the I-195 Redevelopment District Commission agreed to allow temporary …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – July 18, 2017

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of minutes from June 20, 2017 regular meeting – for action Director’s Report – In memory of Commissioner Meredyth Church Minor Subdivision 1. Case No. 17-016MI – 13 Cushing Street (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to subdivide a lot measuring approximately 10,577 SF into two lots measuring 5,002 SF and …

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The impacts of where we park

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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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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – July 19, 2017

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Agenda Roll Call Approval of June 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action) “Olney Street Improvements” – College Hill, Mount Hope – Wards 2 and 3 (For Action) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding preliminary design plans to restripe Olney Street to include bike lanes. In addition to normal BPAC discussion, this will serve as a public hearing regarding …

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Joint Meeting with the Design Review Committee of the Capital Center Commission – June 14, 2017

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Agenda Roll Call Minutes Meeting of April 12, 2017 Designation of Legal Service Provider Parcels 3E, 3W, 4E and 4W: Parking Lots Request for extension of interim parking lot approvals. Parcel 13: Providence Place Mall Proposal to alter the existing sidewalk planter along Francis Street. Intermodal Transit Center This item is for discussion only. No action will be taken on …