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Not that it's the most interesting thing in that document, but... I was wondering when Tim Horton's would get around to opening a branch in the capital city.

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This thread is to discuss the Downcity Design Review Committee and attempt to track meeting agendas.

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Downcity Design Review Committee

2006 DRC MEETING SCHEDULE

In accordance with Section 502 of the Providence Zoning Ordinance, (Chapter 1994-24, No. 365, effective June 27, 1994, and as amended November 8, 2004) the Downcity Design Review Committee will hold a public meeting on the following regularly scheduled meeting dates during the 2006 calendar year.

Except where indicated, meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of the month at 4:30 PM in the 4th floor conference room of the Department of Planning and Development, 400 Westminster Street, Providence.

Applications for Certificates of Design Approval must be filed at least 14 days in advance of the regular meeting; applications for Development Incentives or Waivers of DRC Regulations must be filed at least 21 days in advance. Applications should be submitted in person by appointment with the DRC staff at the Department of Planning and Development, 400 Westminster Street, 5th Floor, Providence, RI 02903; telephone (401)351-4300 ext. 521. Applications must be complete to be accepted for review; see Documentation

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January 9, 2006

February 13, 2006

March 13, 2006

April 10, 2006

May 8, 2006

June 12, 2006

July 10, 2006

August 7, 2006 1

September 11, 2006

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November 13, 2006

December 11, 2006

Downcity District Design Review Committee

DOWNCITY DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2006

4:30 PM

Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room

400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of Minutes: May 8, 2006 Meeting

  4. Old Business
    1. DRC Application No. 05.21: 149-157 Washington Street and 132-134 Fountain Street {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} Sierra Suites

      Continued review of the proposal to construct a new 12-story hotel building with an internal parking garage. The DRC granted preliminary approval of the demolition of the existing buildings and conceptual approval of the new construction at the DRC meeting on April 3, 2006.

    2. DRC Application No. 06.3: 10 Greene Street {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} Greene Street Townhouses

      Continued review of the proposal to construct a new 3-story, 24-unit apartment building with two floors of partially below-grade parking.

[*]New Business

  1. DRC Application No. 06.6: 61 Weybosset Street (Old Stone Bank Trust) {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} OneTen Westminster

    Proposal to remove a small brick ell at the rear of the building.

[*]Adjournment

The staff report will be available to the public at the meeting upon request.

This meeting is accessible to all persons. Individuals requesting interpreter services must notify the Department of Planning and Development at 351–4300, 48 hours in advance of the hearing date.

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Applicants must attend or be represented at the meeting. The applications for the above projects are available for public inspection during normal business hours (by appointment) at the Department of Planning and Development, 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI.

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i am not sure how they can disallow them, as it is a public meeting.

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Do you know if they allow cameras?

Cameras cannot be disallowed at a public hearing. But, if anyone intends to tape a public meeting and air the tape on public access television, then the tape must be shown in its entirety with NO editing. (FYI - I've been through this before...)

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Was anyone at last night's meeting? I wasn't able to make it, being at work in the hospital much later than I thought I would be (and actually into much of the early AM as well).

Any news from the forum?

- Garris

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The only thing on the official agenda was for signage at 111 Fountain Street (the Fogarty Building), so I didn't make any plans to go. Though it would be interesting to hear anything about this building.

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The only thing on the official agenda was for signage at 111 Fountain Street (the Fogarty Building), so I didn't make any plans to go. Though it would be interesting to hear anything about this building.

You should have taken one for the team. :huh:

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DOWNCITY DESIGN REVIEW COMMITTEE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 2006 {sodEmoji.{sodEmoji.|}} 4:30 PM

Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room

400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of Minutes: July 10, 2006 Meeting and July 17, 2006

    Special Meeting

  4. New Business
    1. DRC Application No. 06.07: 111 Fountain Street - Fogarty Building

      (Public Hearing) Proposal to install internally illuminated signage at 111 Fountain Street. The applicant, The Procaccianti Group, is requesting a Waiver of DRC Regulations prohibiting internally illuminated signs. Continued from the July 17, 2006 DRC special meeting.

    2. DRC Application No. 06.08: 115 Empire Street - Commercial Block Proposal to install a new projecting sign for AS220.

[*]Adjournment

Planning and Development, 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI.

The staff report will be available to the public at the meeting upon request.

This meeting is accessible to all persons.

Individuals requesting interpreter services must notify the Department of Planning and Development at 351

Applicants must attend or be represented at the meeting. The applications for the above projects are available for public inspection during normal business hours (by appointment) at the Department of

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The applicant, The Procaccianti Group, is requesting a Waiver of DRC Regulations prohibiting internally illuminated signs.

Commercial Block Proposal to install a new projecting sign for AS220.

Seems like another light meeting. Again, internally illuminated signs are prohibited downtown?? What is the point of that regulation?

And by a projecting sign, do they mean a hanging sign perpendicular to the sidewalk?

- Garris

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Seems like another light meeting. Again, internally illuminated signs are prohibited downtown?? What is the point of that regulation?

And by a projecting sign, do they mean a hanging sign perpendicular to the sidewalk?

This all really annoys me, why is the Downcity Design Review Committee spinning its wheels on signage? Make a well written and sensible sign law, and allow businesses to put up signs that fall within the bounds of that law, and site those who don't comply. This minutia is a waste of the taxpayers money and a deterrent to businesses that want to come Downcity.

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---OR--- just have businress' submit thier sign/plan for review via mail and not have to wait and waste time going to a 'hearing.'

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2) DRC Application No. 06.11: 131 Washington Street - Mercantile Block

Proposal to restore building. Work includes the reconstruction of historic storefronts, replacement of windows, and conversion of fire escapes to balconies (at the rear of the building).

Hooray!!!!!!! :yahoo:

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Excellent news for Washington Street. I think of all downtown streets, Washington could actually face the most tremendous revitalization in coming years.

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Excellent news for Washington Street. I think of all downtown streets, Washington could actually face the most tremendous revitalization in coming years.

well, based on the amount of puke i clean up outside my office door after many weekends, i'd say Washington Street is quite hoppin'.

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Downcity Design Review Committee

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006

4:30 PM

Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room

400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of Meeting Minutes: September 11, 2006

  4. New Business

    DRC Application No. 05.5: 110 Westminster Street

    Request for minor design modifications to the approved plans for the construction of the new building at 110 Westminster Street.

  5. Adjournment

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Downcity Design Review Committee

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

MONDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2006

4:30 PM

Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room

400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

AGENDA

  1. Call to Order

  2. Roll Call

  3. Approval of Meeting Minutes: September 11, 2006

  4. New Business

    DRC Application No. 05.5: 110 Westminster Street

    Request for minor design modifications to the approved plans for the construction of the new building at 110 Westminster Street.

  5. Adjournment

is this some sort of joke? 110 is dead... :P

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Minor design modifications to include a reduction in height down to only 3 stories. Estimated completion date: 2/2010.

:P

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^And it'll be clad in Dryvit. Pink Dryvit. :P

sweet! pink buildings rock!

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surface parking with a pink dryvit perimeter fence...

Even that might be too much. Just line it with Jersey Barriers and let the graffiti kids do the painting for you.

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