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City Plan Commission Meeting – February 25, 2014

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014 – 4:45pm
444 Westminster Street, First Floor

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of minutes from the January 21st meeting – for action
  • Approval of minutes from the January 28th meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

Re: Zoning Providence

1. Update on Re: Zoning Providence Presentation detailing progress on the zoning ordinance revision process and proposed zoning changes developed by the project consultants – for discussion

Minor Land Development Project

2. Case No. 12-027MI – 66 Huber Avenue The project consists of a 40-unit apartment building. This matter was remanded from the Zoning Board of Review, sitting as an appeals board, for more specific findings of fact relating to conformance with the zoning ordinance – for action (AP 80 Lot 894, Manton)

City Council Referral

3. Referral 3373 – Petition to rezone 1710-1718 Westminster Street The applicant is requesting a rezoning of 1710-1718 Westminster Street (AP 35 Lots 219 and 220) from R-3 to M-1 – for action (AP 35 Lots 219 and 220, West End)

Adjournment


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City Plan Commission Meeting – February 26, 2013

Notice of Regular Meeting
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 – 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 January 15th 2013 meeting – for action
  • Director’s Report

Major Land Development Project

1. Case No. 12-011 MA – 257 Thayer Street (Final Plan Approval) The CPC approved the preliminary plan to construct a four story mixed use building with 95 dwelling units, underground parking and a landscaped courtyard in December 2012. The applicant is seeking final plan approval subject to fulfillment of preliminary plan conditions – for action (AP 13 Lots 42, 48, 104, 234, 235, 236, 237, 238 and 241, College Hill)

See also: UPDATED: Graduate student housing apartment building proposed on Thayer Street

Minor Land Development Project

2. Case No. 13-001MI – 55-57 Sprague Street and other sites (Preliminary Plan Approval) The applicant is proposing to construct a building with 21 dwelling units with a community room and agricultural green space at the site of 55-57 Sprague Street (M-1). The applicant is also proposing to construct townhouses with two to four dwelling units at proximate sites on 217-219 Dexter Street (M-1), 58-80 Diamond Street (M-1), 110-126 Wilson Street (R-3), 197, 196-202 Harrison Street (R-3) and 39 Westfield Street (M-1). The applicant is seeking preliminary plan approval. (AP 31 Lots 192, 252, 54 and 55 and AP 30 Lots 298, 293, 295, 296, 266, 674, 675 and 388, West End)

Adjournment


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City/RIPTA seek to enhance pedestrian amenities in four commercial corridors

The City of Providence and RIPTA released a joint RFP [.pdf] this week for enhancements to pedestrian amenities in four of the city’s commercial corridors.

The City of Providence, in conjunction with the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) is seeking to hire a Consultant to assist in conducting six major tasks in order to enhance the experience of those traveling through four of the City’s major commercial corridors – Atwells Avenue and Charles, Cranston, and Smith streets. The consultant will work with the City and RIPTA to create unique, artistically designed bus shelters and other pedestrian amenities – such as landscaping, public art, trash receptacles, and bike racks – along each corridor. The new bus shelters and associated pedestrian amenities will reflect each corridor’s design and cultural heritage and will ultimately contribute to a cohesive visual identity for each of the four corridors. As both an art object and a transit amenity, the shelters will help to encourage the use of the public transit system and celebrate the unique identity of these important commercial, cultural, and historical corridors. The associated pedestrian improvements will further beautify the streetscape along each corridor. The City will consider both individual consultants and teams of consultants for this project and reserves the right to select individual consultants for each corridor

Project corridors and corresponding Neighborhood Markets areas

Project corridors and corresponding Neighborhood Markets areas

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PPAC Square

PPAC Square

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Today the Mayor’s Office held a press conference announcing the designation of the intersection of Weybosset and Mathewson Streets as “PPAC Square.” This is part of the larger Downtown Circulator Project.

Speakers included the Mayor, Director of Planning and Development Thom Deller, Joe Walsh the Chairman of the PPAC Board, and Laurie White of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce.

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City Plan Commission Meeting (02/23)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 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 revised meeting minutes of December 1st
Approval of meeting minutes of January 19th 2010
Presentation to Commission members regarding Ethics Commission filing requirements.

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

1. Neighborhood Plan Presentations – Presentation of the Charles/Wanskuck and West End/Federal Hill/ Reservoir
neighborhood plans by DPD staff.

The plans will be reviewed by the Commission and public comment will be taken. The Commission may choose to act to adopt one or more of the neighborhood plans presented.

LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

2. Case No. 09-050MA – 395 Promenade Street (Master Plan Approval)
The applicant is seeking Master Plan Approval to reuse approximately 2,600 SF of the southwest portion of an existing 2 story building and construct a new 23,000 SF one story laboratory building. Onsite parking will be provided. The property abuts Promenade and Bath Streets. This item was continued from the CPC meeting on January 19, 2010. (AP 67 Lots 341, 522 and 523) (Smith Hill)

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

Shooters
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3. College Hill, Wayland & Fox Point Neighborhood Plan
Continuation of the discussion between Commission members and staff regarding the development potential of the “Shooters” site based on the approved neighborhood plan. No additional public comment will be taken.

ADJOURNMENT
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City Plan Commission Meeting (01/19)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, JANUARY 19, 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: December 1st and 15th, 2009
Approval of the CPC meeting schedule for the 2010 calendar year
Designation of Recording Secretary

CITY COUNCIL REFERRAL


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1. Referral 3321 – Petition to abandon a portion of Penrose Avenue
Petition to abandon the unimproved portion of Penrose Avenue. (Blackstone)

LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT


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2. Case No. 09-050MA – 395 Promenade Street (Master Plan Approval)
The applicant is seeking Master Plan Approval to reuse approximately 2,600 SF of the southwest portion of an existing 2 story building and construct a new 23,000 SF one story laboratory building. The building will be used as a blood bank. Onsite parking will be provided. The property abuts Promenade and Bath Streets. (AP 67 Lots 341, 522 and 523) (Smith Hill)

The applicant has requested that this item be continued to the February 23, 2010 meeting.

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

3. College Hill, Wayland & Fox Point Neighborhood Plan
Continuation of the discussion between Commission members and staff regarding the development potential of the “Shooters” site based on the approved neighborhood plan. The discussion will also address the legal issues surrounding downzoning the site. No additional public comment will be taken.

4. Neighborhood Plan Presentations
Presentation of the West End/Federal Hill/ Reservoir, Charles/Wanskuck and Hartford/Manton/Silver Lake neighborhood plans by DPD staff. The plans will be reviewed by the Commission and public comment will be taken. The Commission may choose to act to adopt one or more of the neighborhood plans presented.

ADJOURNMENT

Agenda

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City Plan Commission – April 21, 2009

Notice of Regular Meeting • Tuesday, April 21, 2009 • 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: March 17, 2009

City Council Referral

1. Referral 3316 – Petition to Abandon a Portion of Niagara Street Petition to abandon a portion of Niagara Street between Rodman Street and Early Street for use as a community garden. This portion of Niagara Street is currently covered over by grass and is part of a green space. (Elmwood)

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Minor Subdivision

2. Case No. 04-053MI – 5 Cooke Street (AP 17, LOT 266) Request to subdivide the existing 12,708-sf lot (zoned R-1) with an existing single family dwelling into one lot of 6,708-sf and one lot of 6,000-sf. The subject property is located at the northwest corner of Cooke Street and Power Street. Remanded by Superior Court following an appeal of the CPC’s action on February 28, 2006. (continued from the CPC meeting on March 17, 2009) (College Hill)

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