Greater City Providence

POSTPONED: Zoning Board of Review Meeting – March 3, 2014

[box style=”alert”]This meeting has been postponed.[/alert]

Items on the Zoning Board of Review agenda for the March 3rd meeting include:

  • Extention of the “temporary” surface parking use for the site of the former Outlet Garage
  • Installation of LED signs on the LaSalle Square side of the Trinity Repertory building*

More on the posted agenda.

*My understanding is the signs that used to be on the marquee at PPAC are the signs that Trinity Rep plans to install. Also, I’ve long been a proponent of LaSalle Square being all lit up with signs and stuff, bring it!

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • Is there a realistic chance of opposing extension of the “temporary” parking permit? (Realistic as in slightly unrealistic, but not impossible…)

  • I want to say yes, make signs and storm the zoning meeting. But realistically I think it is a ‘choose your battles’ issue, and the difference between it being a trash strewn lot and a parking lot are minimal. It will be back up for extension in 2-years by which time hopefully things will be happening on the 195 land and the lot will hopefully be more valuable than just parking.

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