(6.18) Should we tear down this marvelous old pile and throw up another crappy new apartment building? Are we really going to replace this Victorian gem — with its gables, dormers and decorative brackets — with more of the fungible, featureless Anytown Architecture currently draining all character and beauty from our city streets. The Providence Preservation Society (PPS) has sent out this alert concerning the structure on Waterman between Thayer and Brook Streets:
A 5-story, 28-unit apartment building will be proposed for 108 Waterman Street at the City Plan Commission meeting Tuesday, July 18 at 5:00 pm. This project is in its first Master/Preliminary Plan stage. PPS encourages the public to attend the CPC meeting via Zoom or in person at the Joseph Doorley Municipal Building at 444 Westminster Street to review the project and submit public comment.
What is the City Plan Commission? This citizen board is charged with developing the city’s plans for preservation, revitalization and growth of the city. Working with the citizens of Providence and the staff of the Department of Planning and Development, the commission develops the city’s Comprehensive Plan and ensure that all planning documents are based on the goals and policies of the plan.
Come on citizens . . . speak up!
Meeting, 5pm, Tuesday, July 18, Doorley Bldg, 444 Westminster Street, (directions)