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Providence City Plan Commission Meeting – October 17, 2017

Providence City Plan Commission Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – 4:45pm
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building, 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

cpc-roundOpening 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 the project conforms with the Comprehensive Plan – for discussion

Land Development Project Public Hearing

2. Case No. 15-039MA – 200 Corliss Street and 303 West River Street (Major Change) – The applicant is requesting to amend an approved preliminary plan. The three story 57,000 SF building initially planned for Lot 379 will be changed for construction of two buildings on the same lot. The applicant is proposing to construct a one story building with a 13,400 SF footprint and a three story building with a footprint of 38,100 SF with internal parking on the first floor and two stories of office space on the second and third floor – for action (Mt. Hope, AP 74 Lots 399 and 379)

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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – September 20, 2017

Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting
September 20, 2017, 4:45 PM
Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, First Floor, Providence, RI 02903

bpac-roundAgenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Introduction of New Commission Members (For Discussion)
  3. Approval of July 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action)
  4. Election of Commission Chair and Vice Chair (For Action)
  5. Recommendations for improving Allens Avenue – Upper South Providence, Lower South Providence, Washington Park – Wards 10 and 11 (For Action) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Providence, has conducted a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) for Allens Avenue. The final recommendations of the RSA have been submitted to the City. This review will allow the Commission to provide comment on these RSA recommendations. If advanced in the future, this project will come back to the Commission for preliminary plan review.
  6. “Elmwood Avenue Road Safety Assessment” – South Elmwood – Ward 9 (For Action) — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Providence, has conducted a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) for Elmwood Avenue south of Rose Avenue. The final recommendations of the RSA have been submitted to the City. This review will allow the Commission to provide comment on these RSA recommendations. If advanced in the future, this project will come back to the Commission for preliminary plan review.
  7. “Dean Street/Pleasant Valley Parkway/Oakland Street Corridor Discussion” – Federal Hill, Smith Hill, Valley, Elmhurst – Wards 12 and 13 (For Discussion) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding possible bicycle and pedestrian improvements to the corridor between Atwells Avenue and Eaton Street known as Dean Street, Pleasant Valley Parkway, Raymond Street, and Oakland Ave. Such improvements would come back before the BPAC at least twice before construction.
  8. Announcements and Staff Updates (For Discussion)
  9. Adjournment
Full Disclosure: I am a member of this Commission.
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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – May 17, 2017

Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting
May 17, 2017, 4:45 PM
Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, First Floor, Providence, RI 02903

bpac-roundAgenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Staff announcement regarding new BPAC member appointments (For Discussion)
  3. Approval of March 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action)
  4. Approval of April 2017 Meeting Minutes (For Action)
  5. “Downtown Transit Connector” – Downtown, Upper South Providence – Wards 1, 11, and 12 (For Action) — The City seeks comments from the BPAC regarding the conceptual level plans developed by RIPTA and the City for the Downtown Transit Connector—a planned high-frequency bus service that will operate between the Providence Amtrak/MBTA Station and the Hospital District in Upper South Providence. The plans include six proposed station locations, bus only lanes, pedestrian-realm improvements, and bike lanes along portions of the route. This will be a concept level review of the project scope. When advanced in the future, this project will come back to the BPAC for preliminary plan review.
  6. “Broad Street Road Safety Assessment (RSA)” – Upper South Providence, Elmwood, Lower South Providence, Washington Park – Wards 9, 10, and 11 (For Action) – The City of Providence seeks comments from the BPAC regarding the draft Broad Street Road Safety Assessment completed by VHB. The RSA includes an analysis of crashes that have occurred on Broad Street from 2009-2015 as well as proposed solutions to improve safety along the corridor. When advanced in the future, this project will come back to the BPAC for preliminary plan review.
  7. Announcements and Staff Updates (For Discussion)
  8. Adjournment
Full disclosure, I am a member of this Commission.
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Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – February 15, 2017

Providence Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting
February 15, 2017, 4:45 PM
Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, First Floor, Providence, RI 02903

bpac-roundAgenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of November 2016 Meeting Minutes (For Action)
  3. Approval of December 2016 Meeting Minutes (For Action)
  4. Recommendations for improving the intersection of Canal Street and Park Row– College Hill, Downtown – Ward 12 (For Action) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Providence, has conducted a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) for the intersection of Canal Street and Park Row. The draft recommendations of the RSA are being presented to the Commission for initial review. This review shall serve as the Commission’s initial concept level review of the project. If advanced in the future, this project will come back to the Commission for preliminary plan review.
  5. Recommendations for improving Mount Pleasant Avenue – Mount Pleasant – Ward 5 (For Action) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation, in coordination with the City of Providence, has conducted a Road Safety Assessment (RSA) for Mount Pleasant Avenue Smith Street and Beaufort Street. The draft recommendations of the RSA are being presented to the Commission for initial review. This review shall serve as the Commission’s initial concept level review of the project. If advanced in the future, this project will come back to the Commission for preliminary plan review.
  6. Discussion of city-owned signalized intersections relative to expanding automatic pedestrian recall program (For Discussion)
  7. Overview of upcoming Woonasquatucket Greenway Extension (Promenade/Kinsley) project by DPD staff – Valley, Smith Hill – Wards 12 and 15 (For Discussion) This item is for discussion only and is not intended to serve as the Commission’s formal review of the project. If advanced in the future, this project will come back to the Commission for concept level review and preliminary plan review.
  8. Overview of upcoming City Walk project by DPD staff – Downtown, Fox Point, West End, Upper South Providence, Lower South Providence, Elmwood, Reservoir, Washington Park, South Elmwood – Wards 1, 8, 9, 10, and 11 (For Discussion) – This item is for discussion only and is not intended to serve as the Commission’s formal review of the project. If advanced in the future, this project will come back to the Commission for concept level review and preliminary plan review.
  9. Announcements and Staff Updates (For Discussion)
  10. Adjournment
Full disclosure: I am a member of this Commission.
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Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting – July 20, 2016

Providence Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Commission Meeting
July 20, 2016 • 4:45 PM
Doorley Municipal Building
444 Westminster Street, First Floor
Providence, RI 02903

bpac-roundAgenda

  1. Roll Call
  2. Approval of June Meeting Minutes (For Action)
  3. Olney Street Restriping – College Hill, Mount Hope (For Action) – The Department of Public Works intends to restripe Olney Street from Camp to Hope streets. DPW seeks comment from the BPAC at this initial scoping phase of the project.
  4. Allens Avenue Restriping – Upper South Providence, Lower South Providence, Washington Park (For Action) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has developed preliminary design plans for the restriping of Allens Avenue from Blackstone Street to New York Avenue. The City of Providence DPD and DPW seek comment from the BPAC regarding RIDOT’s preliminary plans.
  5. Francis Street Mid-Block Crossing – Downtown (For Action) – The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has developed preliminary design plans for a new mid-block crossing across Francis Street to improve pedestrian safety between Providence Place Mall and Station Park. The City of Providence DPD and DPW seek comment from the BPAC regarding RIDOT’s preliminary plans.
  6. Potential Improvements to Tobey and Ridge streets – Federal Hill (For Discussion)
  7. Potential Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements to streets surrounding the new LINK District waterfront parks and Providence River Pedestrian Bridge – Downtown, Fox Point (For Discussion)
  8. Announcements and Staff Updates (For Discussion)
  9. Adjournment
Full Disclosure: I am a member of this commission.
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City Plan Commission Meeting – July 19, 2016

Providence City Plan Commission Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 • 4:45pm
Joseph Doorley Municipal Building
1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

cpc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from the June 21, 2016 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

1. Proposed Expansion of College Hill Historic District – The Providence Preservation Society will introduce a petition to expand the College Hill Historic District to include an area bounded by Power, Hope, Governor and Angell Streets. The CPC is requested to form a subcommittee to investigate and oversee the process – for action

City Council Referral

2. Referral 3405 – Rezoning of 150-152 Carolina Avenue – The applicant is proposing to rezone two lots at 150-152 Carolina Avenue from M-1 to R-2 – for action (AP 101 Lots 280 and 281, Washington Park)

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City Plan Commission Meeting – October 20, 2015

City Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, October 20, 2015 – 4:45pm
444 Westminster Street, First Floor

cpc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from September 15 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

City Council Referral

1. Referral 3398 – 304-316 Branch Ave (Zone Change) – The petitioner is requesting that the properties at 304-316 Branch Ave and 19 Metcalf Street be rezoned from from C-1 to C-2 – for action (Charles, AP 71 Lot 563 and AP 74 Lots 1,3,8 and 9)

2. Referral 3399 – Zoning Ordinance Amendment – Flood Hazard Areas – Amendment of the zoning ordinance to delete Section 1105 Special Flood Hazard Areas and associated definitions in Section 200 – definition of general terms – for action

3. Referral 3400 – 19 and 21 Planet Street (Zone Change) – The petitioner is requesting to rezone AP 12 lots 32 and 303 from R-2 to C-2 – for action (College Hill)

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City Plan Commission Meeting – September 15, 2015

City Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 – 4:45pm
444 Westminster Street, First Floor

cpc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from August 18 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

City Council Referral

1. Referral 3396 – 177 Everett Ave (Zone Change) – The petitioner is requesting that the property at 177 Everett Ave be included within the Historic District overlay and be included with the Providence Landmarks District – for action (Blackstone, AP 86 Lot 619)

2. Referral 3397 – 11 Biltmore Ave (Zone Change) – The petitioner is requesting that the lot at 11 Biltmore Ave be rezoned from R-2 to C-1 – for action (Elmhurst, AP 117 Lot 435)

Minor Subdivision

3. Case No. 15-034MI – 457-471 Angell Street (Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is requesting to subdivide the subject lot measuring approximately 22,891 SF into two lots measuring 16,799 SF and 6,093 SF respectively – for action (Wayland, AP 14 Lot 593)

Major Land Development Project – Public Hearing

4. Case No. 15-032 MA – 75 Virginia Ave (Master and Preliminary Plan) – The applicant is proposing to develop an 81 space parking lot to be used by neighboring businesses. Landscaping and drainage measures are proposed. The applicant is requesting to combine master and preliminary plan stages of review – for action (Washington Park AP 58 Lot 790)

Adjournment

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City Plan Commission Meeting – May 21, 2013

City Plan Commission Meeting
Tuesday, May 21, 2013 – 4:45pm
444 Westminster Street, First Floor

cpc-roundOpening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from April 23, 2013 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

City Council Referral

1. Referral 3362 – Petition for zone change from R-2 to M-1 at 230 Carolina Ave. Petition to rezone the property at 230 Carolina Ave from R-2 to M-1 subject to the use of the property being restricted to parking – for action (AP 58 lots 704-724, 726 and 730, Washington Park)

2. Referral 3363 – An ordinance in amendment of the Downtown Providence Renewal Official Redevelopment Plan Review of the amendment, which proposes acquisition and redevelopment of the building at 94 Washington Street, for conformance with the Comprehensive Plan – for action (AP 25 Lot 354, Downtown)

The “Narrow Building

3. Referral 3364 – Petition to abandon a portion of Beach Ave. Petition to abandon the portion of Beach Ave along the eastern edge of the property at AP 17 Lot 416 – for action (Fox Point)

Beach Avenue appears to be a paper street which runs along the Seekonk Riverfront from the Gano Street off-ramp from 195 to Fremont Street. Lot 416 sits along Gano Street between the off-ramp and East Transit Street. The existence of that street would allow for public access to the water.

Minor Land Development Project

4. Case No. 13-014 MI – 207 Waterman Street (Preliminary Plan Stage) The applicant is proposing to demolish the existing building to construct a four story (50 feet), 30 unit multifamily development on a lot measuring approximately 11,677 SF. The applicant is proposing to provide 23 internal parking spaces, 45 are required. The development will require dimensional relief from height, parking and density requirements – for action (AP 14 Lot 516, Wayland)

Adjournment

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City Plan Commission Meeting – April 23, 2013

Moar parkings pleaze!

Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development • 1st Floor Meeting Room
444 Westminster Street, Providence

cpc-roundOpening 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, zoned D-2, into a parking lot providing approximately 737 parking spaces. The lot measures approximately 174,575 SF and the applicant is requesting master plan approval – for action (AP 19 Lot 38, Smith Hill)

This is the site of the former Fruit and Produce Warehouse.

See also: Fruit and Produce safety hazard (01/10/2008)
Yes, you can haz demo permit (01/14/2008)

City Council Referral

2. Referral 3362 – Petition for zone change from R-2 to M-1 at 230 Carolina Ave. Petition to rezone the property at 230 Carolina Ave from R-2 to M-1 – for action (AP 58 lots 704-724, 726 and 730, Washington Park)

Major Land Development Project

3. Case No. 13-011MA – 225 and 230 Carolina Ave. (Master Plan Approval) The applicant is proposing to develop the subject property into a parking lot providing approximately 107 parking spaces. The subject property is zoned R-2 and will provide parking for an industrial business to the north located in an M-1 zone. The combined area of all the lots is approximately 45,360 SF. The applicant will apply to change the zone of the subject property to M-1 and is requesting master plan approval – for action (AP 58 lots 704-724, 726 and 730, Washington Park)

Adjournment


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Updated: City Plan Commission Meeting – April 24, 2012

Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 24, 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 February 28, 2012 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report – DPD personnel changes / CPC membership changes

Minor Subdivision

1. Case No. 12-005MI – 479 Washington Street (Preliminary Plan Approval) The applicant is seeking preliminary plan approval to subdivide the existing lot measuring 14,610 SF with two buildings, into two lots measuring 8,438 SF and 6,172 SF. The subdivision would create a separate lot for each building. (Federal Hill, AP 29 Lot 40, C-4) – for action

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City Plan Commission Meeting (May 11)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, MAY 11, 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 from April 27th 2010- for action

MAJOR SUBDIVISION

1.Case No. 10-011MA – Subdivision of land from the relocation of Interstate 195 – Public informational meeting
The presentation is intended to provide information to the public and receive public comment as part of the Commission’s review of a proposed major subdivision. This proposal consists of subdividing land within the State’s right-of- way along the Interstate 195 corridor where the highway will be removed. The corridor extends from Interstate 95 northeast north of Clifford Street, then continuing east, crossing Chestnut, Richmond and Dyer Streets, to the west bank of the Providence River. The land also extends from the east bank of the Providence River at James Street, southerly until reaching Interstate 195 at Tockwotton Street. – for discussion. (Downcity)

ZONING CHANGE

2. Referral 3326 – An Ordinance in Amendment of Chapter 27 of the Ordinances of the City of Providence Entitled “The City of Providence Zoning Ordinance,” Approved June 27, 1994, as Amended, to change certain text in Articles I, III, X, and Appendix A; to revise the regulations of the W-3 Zone pertaining to permitted and prohibited uses; to create a new W-4 Zone entitled “Working Waterfront Protection District;” and to apply the W-4 Zone to an area of land along the Providence River south of Thurbers Ave.
In the W-3 zone, this ordinance would prohibit certain currently permitted uses, such as, but not limited to, Residential Mixed Use, incinerators and Other Materials Processing, Distribution and Storage. It would permit certain currently prohibited uses, such as, but not limited to, Temporary Lodging, more than 30 units; educational and health care institutions; marinas; eating and drinking establishments; certain manufacturing uses; Ship and Boat Building and Repair; and tourism-related uses. It would also remove the water-dependency requirement from uses in the W-3 zone. The new W-4 zone would be limited to water- dependent industrial uses. The W-4 zone would apply to land currently zoned W- 3 and W-2, as shown on the map accompanying the ordinance – for action. (Upper South Providence, Lower South Providence and Washington Park)

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

3. Downtown Plan and Knowledge District Study
Presentation of an overview of the Downtown Plan and Knowledge District Study by the DPD to Commission members – for discussion.

ADJOURNMENT

Agenda link [.pdf]

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City Plan Commission Meeting (04/27)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 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 from March 16th 2010- for action
PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

1. College Hill, Wayland & Fox Point and Waterfront Neighborhood Plans
Vote by Commission members regarding the development potential of the “Shooters” site based on the approved neighborhood plans including an amendment to the Zoning Ordinance to prohibit residential use on the parcel. No additional public comment will be taken – for action. (Fox Point)

ZONE CHANGE

2. Referral 3326 – Petition to amend the Zoning Ordinance for inclusion of a new W-4 district and to change the zoning of certain parcels from W-3 to W-4
The petitioner requests that the Zoning Ordinance and corresponding Zoning Maps be amended to describe and depict a new W-4 (Working Waterfront Protection) district. Also requested is the addition of certain uses including but not limited to commercial, retail, cultural and recreational in the W-3 zone.
The changes will affect Articles I, II, IV and X of the Zoning Ordinance. – for action. (Upper, Lower South Providence and Washington Park)

CITY COUNCIL REFERRAL

3. Referral 3324 – Petition to abandon a portion of Briggs Street
Petition to abandon the portion of Briggs Street east of Eddy Street – for action. (Lower South Providence)

ZONE CHANGE

4. Referral 3327 – Petition to change the Zoning of Lot 892 on Assessor’s Plat 80 from R-2 to C-2
The petitioner requests that the zoning of Lot 892 be changed from R-2 (Two Family Residential) to C-2 (General Commercial). – for action. (Manton)

5. Referral 3325 – Petition to change the zoning of Lots 340 and 352 on Asessor’s Plat 26 from R-G to C-2
The petitioner requests that Lots 340 and 352 (76-92 Dean Street) be changed from R-G (General Residence) to C-2(General Commercial). – for action. (Federal Hill)

ADJOURNMENT

Agenda [.pdf]

The Providence Department of Planning & Development is now on Twitter, check them out at @ProvPlanning.

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UPDATED City: Put the Waterfront to Work

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The city has released their Waterfront Plan and accompanying website and blog.

I haven’t had a chance to delve into it much, so I’m just putting this here for conversation, not my commentary (for now). The website highlights two main goals:

Now, the City of Providence has a new plan to Put the Waterfront to Work. The two main goals of this initiative are:

  1. Expand the Port of Providence from Thurbers Avenue to Fields Point, reserving the area solely for marine industrial uses with a new Working Waterfront Protection Zone.
  2. Help the area along Allens Avenue attract new businesses, create jobs and produce more tax revenue, while allowing existing businesses to continue to thrive.

Look through the report and share your thoughts in the comments.

UPDATE

The Providence Working Waterfront Alliance has sent me their rebuttal to the city’s Waterfront Plan. Posted below, for informational purposes, Greater City Providence has not taken a position on the waterfront as of yet.

A few points:

  1. The city is proposing their new “Working Waterfront Protective Zone” only south of Thurbers Ave. This area is primarily ProvPort which is city owned land that is managed by ProvPort. The exact same heavy industrial water-dependent activities occur on northern Allens Ave (Sprague, Promet, Rhode Island Recycled Metals) yet they do not receive similar protections, why?
  2. The city’s plan for Thurbers Ave north on Allens Ave would still declare all properties in the area as “blighted and substandard.” That is the first step required before moving forward with condemnation and eminent domain procedures. And that designation would be in effect for 40 years. You do not declare an area, including successful businesses who employ hundreds of people, as “blighted and substandard” just for the heck of it.
  3. The plan for Allens Ave would allow for residential and hotel uses directly next to water-dependent and heavy industrial businesses. This is a recipe for existing users to be complained out of business by future hotel/condo guests and residents. This type of “mixed-use” is particularly inappropriate directly in between an oil terminal – Sprague, an asphalt plant – Narragansett Improvement, and a marine repair shipyard – Promet.
  4. It is inaccurate that that there has been no industrial growth on Allens Avenue for the past 20 years. Just 7 water-dependent, water-enhanced, and industrial businesses in the Allens Avenue area are responsible for:
    • $294,000,000 in annual business sales
    • 372 workers (90% full time) with an average total compensation of approximately $60,000 per year
    • Direct, indirect, and induced effects combined = $324 million in total business output within the state, over 700 jobs, and nearly $30 million in household income

    Similarly, J. Goodison Company is a full-service marine repair contractor which employs 19 people. J. Goodison has partnered with Promet Marine for the past three years, and primarily operates from Promet’s pier. As a federal HUBZone contractor, J. Goodison has helped attract numerous Coast Guard repair contracts, and has hired and trained many employees from economically depressed areas of Providence.

  5. The offhanded remark about adult entertainment businesses is extremely unfair. City zoning only allows adult entertainment establishments in M-1 or M-2 districts. The western section of Allens Ave is primary zoned M-2, so this is one of the only areas in the city that such establishments can legally operate.

For more responses to the city’s Waterfront Plan, please see the detailed statements below:

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RIDOT closing Allens Ave. for track work


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A portion of Allens Avenue south of Thurbers Avenue will be closing this Friday (Oct. 23) evening through next Tuesday (Oct. 27) for work at the railroad crossing near the Port of Providence. See the RIDOT Press Release.

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RIDOT Graphic

I’ve been through here a few times recently and there is a huge pothole along the tracks heading southbound, good to see this getting fixed.

Cyclists especially should plan for the detour as the recommended detour may not be the best option to get to your destination on bike.

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City Plan Commission Meeting (10/20)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION
NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 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: September 15, 2009

DIRECTOR’S REPORT

Discussion with Commission members to determine schedule and dates for presentation of future neighborhood plans.

MINOR SUBDIVISION


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1. Case No. 09-033MI – 716 North Main Street (Preliminary Approval)
The applicant wishes to subdivide a lot measuring 97,515 SF into two lots measuring 64,238 SF and 33,277 SF. The applicant wishes to use the newly created lot for parking. The subject property is located in a C-4 zone. The newly created lot will be served by Printery Street, which runs through the property (AP 2 Lot 340). (Mt. Hope)

LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS


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2. Case No. 09-002MA – 175 Broad Street (Public Informational Meeting)
Request for Master Plan stage approval for the proposed commercial development of the property located at 175 Broad Street. The subject property is bounded by Service Road No. 7, Broad Street and Cahir Street (AP 24, Lot 603). (Upper South Providence) Continued from the CPC meeting on September 15, 2009.


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3. Case No. 09-034MA – 1380 Broad Street (Master and Preliminary Approval)
The applicant is requesting to combine development review stages to demolish an existing structure formerly used for retail and residential use and construct a mixed-use building. (AP 58 Lots 59 and 446) (Washington Park).

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

4. Neighborhood Planning Update
Public comment will be taken on the Hope/Mt. Hope/Blackstone plan originally presented in July. The Commission will also take public comment on the College Hill/Fox Point/Wayland plan presented at the Commission’s September meeting. The Commission continued the items to allow more time for public review of the plans. The Commission may choose to act to adopt one or more of the neighborhood plans presented at the previous meetings.City Plan Commission Agenda for October 20, 2009

ADJOURNMENT

Agenda Link

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Providence Tomorrow: Washington Park & South Elmwood Neighborhood Charrettes

The Providence Planning Department has announced the first in a series of neighborhood charrettes that will be taking place around the city as part of the Providence Tomorrow planning process.

The charrettes will be taking place at the Washington Park Community Center, 42 Jillson Street on the follow dates and times.


March 22 through March 28, 2007

Kickoff/Open House
Thursday, March 22, 2007 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by to say hello and learn more about the neighborhood planning process!

What is the future of your neighborhood?
Saturday, March 24, 2007 – 8:30am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Come spend a few hours telling us what you want the future of your neighborhoods to be. Give us your vision! Come in the morning or the afternoon, the sessions are the same! Childcare will be provided for children between the ages of 3 and 10.

Elected Officials Forum
Monday, March 26, 2007 – 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Tell Mayor Cicilline and your councilmen your ideas about your neighborhoods!

Neighborhood Plan Progress
Monday, March 26, 2007 – 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Check out what’s been done so far. Let us know if we’re on the right track!

Public Works Session
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm
Details to be announced soon!

Wrap up party and plan presentation!
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Come see what we’ve accomplished! Bring the family for food, entertainment, and fun!

Thank you for helping us to spread the word. We look forward to seeing you and the members of your community at our Charrette. If you have any questions about the comprehensive plan or the planning process, please contact Linda Painter, Deputy Director of Planning at 351-4300 ext. 515 or email.

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