Mixed use meets resistance in city’s West End

SEEKING APPROVAL: During a June 26 meeting of the Providence Historic District Commission, Eric Zuena, center at the far end of the table, founding principal of Providence-based architectural firm ZDS Inc., represents Michael H. Lemoi Jr., the owner of property at 1292 Westminster St., who is looking to knock the building down and build a multiunit residential property.  / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
SEEKING APPROVAL: During a June 26 meeting of the Providence Historic District Commission, Eric Zuena, center at the far end of the table, founding principal of Providence-based architectural firm ZDS Inc., represents Michael H. Lemoi Jr., the owner of property at 1292 Westminster St., who is looking to knock the building down and build a multiunit residential property. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Historical districts are among the trickiest areas to build in the capital city, due to layers of requirements designed to protect the unique physical character of the neighborhoods. Michael H. Lemoi Jr., owner of three single-story commercial buildings starting at 1290 Westminster St., in the Armory Historical District in the West End, is learning that…

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