PROVIDENCE — The city is reviewing four proposals for new apartment buildings in Providence neighborhoods, three of them designed as four-story structures over commercial space.
The projects are proposed for the Federal Hill, Elmwood and Wayland areas and would create a total of 86 apartments.
The City Plan Commission next week is expected to consider:
- 839 Broad St., Elmwood. Kyltiff Investments and Con LLC have proposed a four-story, mixed-use building with commercial space on the ground floor and 12 residential units. The location is on the corner of Congress Avenue and Broad Street, and the new building would be built adjacent to an existing apartment building. The Planning Department staff has recommended approval with conditions related to landscaping and window design.
- 225 Waterman St., Wayland. FILI Investment LLC has requested approval for a four-story, mixed use building. Retail space is planned for the first floor. The building will have 19 apartments and parking. This site has an existing commercial building, which would be demolished. The Planning Department staff has recommended approval.
- 8 and 10 Hewitt St., Federal Hill. DV8 Realty LLC is the owner and applicant on this project, which would create a four-story residential building with 24 studio units. This project would involve new construction over surface parking lots, but would require a zoning change from a residential to a commercial zone. The Planning Department staff has recommended approval under a variety of conditions, including the zoning change.
- 466-468 West Fountain Street, Federal Hill. The developer, 468 West Fountain Street LLC, has proposed to demolish an existing garage and replace it with a 31-unit, four-story building. The lot is on West Fountain at Whitaker streets. Parking is not required because the lot size is less than 10,000 square feet and in a commercial zone. The Planning staff has recommended approval.
Mary MacDonald is a staff writer for the PBN. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.