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UCAP School expansion

The expansion of the UCAP School on Broadway is on the City Plan Commission Agenda for this afternoon. I requested a copy of the Staff Report and it looks like a pretty good project.

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Service Road facade. Click image to enlarge.

Of course, the devil as always is in the details, with this type of rendering it is difficult to tell what the materials are. However, at first look it is nice, doesn’t make one recoil in horror. There’s a short list of nitpicks as always: A rather blank wall along the Service Road. I won’t go on about saving the Engle Tire Building, but it is always annoying to not have a net gain on the vacant lot scoreboard. I’d prefer to see taller buildings along the Service Road, but there is still plenty of developable space.

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City Plan Commission Meeting, September 18

Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, September 18, 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 minutes from August 21st 2012 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

Major Land Development Project

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Former Engle Tire Building, image from Google Street View.

1. Case No. 12-040MA – Addition to United Collaborative Accelerated Program (UCAP) School at 75 Carpenter Street (Master/Preliminary Plan review)
The applicant is proposing to construct an addition to the existing school creating approximately 15,000 SF of space. The addition will contain a gymnasium, art room and office space. The applicant is requesting to combine master and preliminary plan stages of development – for action (Federal Hill, AP 25 Lot 461)

Adjournment

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