Greater City Providence

Downcity Design Review Committee Meeting – December 13, 2010

Notice of Regular Meeting • Monday, December 13, 2010 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

Opening Session

  • Call to Order
  • Roll Call
  • Approval of Meeting Minutes of September 13, 2010 and October 18, 2010
  • Acceptance of the DRC 2011 Monthly Meeting Schedule

New Business

1. DRC Application No. 10.19, Kennedy Plaza Proposal by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) to install new two new information kiosks on Washington Street adjacent to the east and west entrances into Burnside Park.

2. Providence Core Connector Study Presentation of the Providence Core Connector Study by the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) – for discussion.

Other Business

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3. Pre-Application Review: 55 Canal Street (Arnold Hoffman Building) Proposal to construct an addition to the east elevation of Rhode Island School of Design’s Illustration Studies Building. This is a conceptual presentation for discussion only.


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  • PBN reports on RISD’s expansion plans for the ISB building:

    The college presented plans Monday to the Downcity Design Review Committee that would add a five-story, 1,340-square-foot addition to the rear of building at 55 Canal St. The academic building houses the school’s Illustration Studies program. The addition would project out 20 feet and encroach upon an existing parking lot.

    The addition would contain a staircase and elevator along with bathrooms on the second, third and fourth floors, said the city’s principal planner Christopher Ise. The building does not presently have an elevator.

    RISD told PBN that they would like to complete the addition by September 2011. The school has not made a formal proposal to DRC yet. PBN reported that the DRC was not opposed to the plan but expressed concerns about the look of the building as it faces North Main Street.

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