Category Archives: Zoning

Clarke’s Flower shop zoning issue postponed until September meeting

In case you have not heard it elsewhere, the drive-thru zoning issue will not be on this evening’s agenda at City Hall.  It will likely be on the September agenda. There is good discussion on this issue at the Preserve Providence”s Hope Street Facebook page, if you’d like to follow further: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=147165855300258&ref=mf#!/group.php?gid=147165855300258&v=info

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Zoning variance for drive-thru coffee shop on Hope Street?

The proposal is to knock down the Clarke Florist building and erect a new building for a coffee shop, which would include a drive-through.  Given its proximity to Summit Neighborhood and that the lot is not currently zoned for a drive-through, we are hoping to gain some insight into how our neighbors would prefer this project […]

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Vote on Summit Neighborhood Plan Slated for Oct. 20, 2009

Update:     The Hope, Mount Hope and Blackstone Plan was presented and public comments were received at the July meeting of the CPC.  The plan was amended based on comments received and the changes were presented at the August 18th meeting.  The CPC agreed to postpone voting on the plan until the October 20th  […]

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Take SNA’s 2009 Summit Issues Survey

What does your neighborhood need?  Help plan Summit Neighborhood Association’s activities for 2009 by taking SNA’s amazingly quick 2009 Community Issues Survey Click Here to take survey. The top issues emerging from this survey will be discussed in detail at our 2009 Annual Meeting coming up on February 23 at 7pm at Summit Commons Nursing […]

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Neighborhood charette outcomes shared

The city Department of Planning and Development (DPD) issued A “Draft Action Plan” for the Summit, Mt. Hope and Blackstone neighborhoods at a public meeting this past November 14th. The plan summarizes work done at our four-day neighborhood charette held in September. It’s neither final nor official yet, so it’s a good time for neighbors, […]

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City pushes Summit charrette back to fall

The City of Providence informed SNA last week that a neighborhood planning “charrette” for the Summit, Mt. Hope and Blackstone areas of the East Side will be postponed to September rather than being held in June as previously announced by the Dept. of Planning and Development. The charrette for our neighborhood is now (and still […]

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SNA Response to Library Sign Discussions

Since a public discussion has ensued regarding SNA’s position on the zoning variance for the Rochambeau public library that was recently denied, the neighborhood association has submitted a letter to the editors of East Side Monthly, responding to a published letter in the April issue. The April letter to the editor can also be found […]

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Proposed Library sign stirs neighbor dissent

The Providence Public Library has filed for a zoning variance from the Providence Zoning Board of Review to permit a 14 foot-long by 18-inch high sign to be placed outside the glass of the new wing at the level of the second floor. The sign would thank a PPL donor for a very large gift […]

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Zoning Board says “no” to second driveway

The Providence Zoning Board of Review refused to grant a variance to build a second driveway at a house at 170-174 Fourth Street on August 22. SNA argued against the variance, the second parking-related variance requested and refused for this property in the last year. Former SNA Board member Bonnie Robison mobilized neighbors to oppose […]

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Neighbors form committee on Hillside property

More than 40 residents attended an SNA-sponsored meeting on the future of the former Hillside Health Center between Chace and Hillside Avenues on August 10. The nursing home entered bankruptcy in 2003 and was forced to close its doors in June of 2004. Neighbors are concerned about how future use of the property will help […]

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