2019-01-17 / News Briefs

Salve Dorm Hearings

The Historic District Commission has set special meetings for Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 to hear two dormitory applications submitted by Salve Regina University. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall.

The second incarnation of the plans appeared in the fall after the first design met with opposition. The plans were resubmitted for the city’s new Technical Review Development Process for large projects, a process whose zoning is now aligned with state ordinances.

The plans received tentative Planning Board approval two weeks ago, pending completion of an extensive traffic study paid by Salve Regina showing the impact of the dorms on cars, student driving and parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the proposed construction on Shepard, Lawrence and Victoria avenues.

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