City Plan Commission to hear Brown proposal to demolish, move buildings

PROVIDENCE – A proposal by Brown University to demolish or relocate five historic buildings to make room for a new performing arts center between Angell and Waterman streets will be heard on Jan. 16.

A hearing by the city’s City Plan Commission on whether to allow Brown to amend its Institutional Master Plan was continued to the mid-January date. A vote is expected.

The university wants to build the new performing arts center in a campus location that is central to other performing arts facilities and its programs. Many neighbors and the Providence Preservation Society are opposed.

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