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Downtown Design Review Committee Meeting – August 5, 2013

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Opening Session Call to Order Roll Call Approval of Meeting Minutes of June 10, 2013 and July 8, 2013 New Business 1. DRC Application No. 13.15: 274 Weybosset Street – Del Sesto Building (formerly Summerfield Building) Proposal by Johnson and Wales University to construct a new stair tower addition at the rear of the building (south elevation). 2. DRC Application …

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NEA grant to support effort to build “cultural corridor” along Washington Street

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Washington Street. Photo (cc) Sean_Marshall. From the City of Providence: Mayor Angel Taveras, U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, the Providence Department of Art, Culture + Tourism and FirstWorks announced yesterday that the City of Providence will receive a prestigious National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant. The $75,000 grant will support a community design effort to …

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WPRI: Providence seeks to seize control of Arnold Building

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George C. Arnold Building (aka The Narrow Building), photo by Jef Nickerson The Providence City Council is set to give Mayor Angel Taveras the green light to seize a landmark downtown building that’s been decaying for years. The council’s Ordinance Committee voted unanimously on Tuesday to allow the Providence Redevelopment Agency to take over the George C. Arnold Building on …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – May 21, 2013

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Opening 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 …

Narrow Building better secured

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The ground floor of the Narrow Building has been pretty much wide open for weeks now, allowing anyone to enter and “accidentally” start a fire, or oops get hurt, and then result in the building being declared a “public safety hazard.” I reported it to the City a few weeks ago and am glad to see that someone has finally …