Category Archives: Zoning

City commission approves NMS plan

The Providence City Plan Commission Tuesday approved a revised plan to construct a fitness center on North Main Street and to replace the Sears building with a 300-space parking lot. Although 11 neighborhood residents testified against the plan and members of the UniteHere! union displayed a chain of 86 letters, many from Summit, opposing the […]

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Board opposes North Main Street proposal

The SNA board of directors, at their regular, public meeting Monday night, voted to continue to oppose the proposal to demolish the Sears building on North Main Street and replace it with a parking lot. In a unanimous voice vote, the following motion was approved: “Given the very minimal nature of the response to the […]

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Parking-lot proposal for North Main Street resurfaces with few modifications

The proposal to demolish the Sears building on North Main Street and replace it with a 300-space parking lot is scheduled to come before a city hearing again, but with few of the changes urged by neighborhood residents and the planning panel itself.. The Procaccianti Group, the Rhode Island developers acting for the LA Fitness […]

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RE:ZONING PROVIDENCE – Upcoming Public Meetings

From Providence Zoning…. Come view the proposed changes to the citywide Zoning Map at our open house on Tuesday, April 15th at 12:00pm or join us at one of our neighborhood meetings for a more in depth discussion of the proposed changes within each area of the City. Open House: Citywide Zoning Map Changes Tuesday, […]

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Public Meeting Announcement – RE:ZONING PROVIDENCE

Flyers: English [PDF]  |  Spanish [PDF] A discussion of the key changes proposed in the draft of the new City of Providence Zoning Ordinance. Tuesday, March 4, 2014 5:30pm – 7:30pm Joseph A. Doorley Municipal Building, 444 Westminster Street, First Floor Cafeteria PUBLIC MEETING AGENDA: Project overview by the City of Providence Department of Planning […]

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City planning director explains proposal for complete overhaul of zoning ordinance

Providence is currently engaged in a total overhaul of its zoning ordinance in an effort to “craft regulations to guide the markets in a way that is beneficial to the city,” a representative said Monday night. Speaking to local residents attending the Summit Neighborhood Association’s board of directors’ monthly meeting, Robert Azar, director of current […]

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House to hear I-195 Commission Bill tomorrow

As an update on the previous post regarding the I-195 Commission vote, to be heard by the House tomorrow, please see the following from our neighbors in Fox Point: The House has I-195 Redevelopment Commission on docket tomorrow, Wednesday, June 29th.  Take 30 seconds to read the updated information below about the now 61 acres of […]

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Update of Clarke Florist site

An update on the Clarke Florist site from the Friends of Preserve Hope Street: Dear Friends of Preserve Hope Street, Our journey to find a good use for the Clarke Florist site continues, and we wanted to send everyone an update. Zoning Appeal: The Schartner team has filed an appeal of the Providence Zoning Board ruling in […]

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Zoning Variance Denied for Clarke’s Florist Site

Zoning Variance Denied for Clarke’s Florist Site Report on the March 16 Zoning Variance Hearing by Summit Neighbor Elva Mathiesen The drive-thru coffee shop proposed for the Clark’s Flower Shop site on Hope Street was the last item on the agenda. When the neighbors finished filing into the hearing room, all the seats were full and […]

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4th Street bicycle shop zoning issue

The zoning variance for the proposed bicycle shop on 4th Street goes before the zoning board on September 1.  If you are interested in reading the letter sent from SNA to the zoning board, it is here: February 10, 2010 Myrth York Chairperson Providence Zoning Board Dear Madam Chairperson, The Summit Neighborhood Association supports the […]

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