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The next regular Planning Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 15, 2015.

Past Agenda Items:

Request for Bond Release and Recommendation to Town Council for Road acceptance (Consent Agenda)
Hoxsie Farms- off Robin Hollow Rd. (Town Memos and request letter)

Minor Development Plan: Construction status, cont.;
“Roch’s Fresh Food”-AP 49, Lot 4-2
--at 865 Victory Highway (access off Arnold Farm Road); Zoning: Highway Business
Redevelopment of old Coca-Cola warehouse and distribution site into Produce warehousing, washing, chopping, and distribution.
Owner /Applicant:¬† Roch’s Fresh Food West Greenwich, Inc. (Ray Roch)
--Status of completion of improvements to site and construction update

-Proposed Text Changes/Amendments (in PDF format) (REVISED Changes for March 16, 2015 meeting)
"The Town of West Greenwich Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing at Town Hall, 280 Victory Highway, West Greenwich, RI 02817 on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. The purpose of the public hearing is to consider proposed amendments to the Town of West Greenwich Land Development and Subdivision Regulations to amend the following sections:

Article III, Section B Land Unsuitable for Development/ Minimum Buildable Area- to amend this section to remove steep slopes from being considered unsuitable land for development on a buildable lot.

Article VII Guarantees of Public Improvements- to amend the section pertaining to maintenance guarantee to increase the amount from 15% to 25% of the cost of construction on final pavement, sidewalks, landscaping, as-built drawings, off-site improvements, and road bounds, on just these items should these items be completed prior to recording the plat.

All interested parties may review and examine a copy of the proposed amendments at the West Greenwich Town Planner’s Office between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Copies of the proposed changes can be obtained from the Town Clerk’s Office at cost. The proposed amendments are also available on the Town’s website at http://www.wgtownri.org/departments/planning/planning_board.php

The proposal may be altered or amended prior to the close of the public hearing without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any such alteration must be presented for comment in the course of said hearing.

Individuals requesting interpreter services for hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at 392-3800 forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the public hearing date."


Wind Power Ordinance
- discussion on current information and draft regulations

Previous Agenda Items with Decision Letters:

Cedar Ridge” -AP 1, Lot 10-3 (no decision letter yet)
Major Residential Land Development Project: Preliminary Plan, continued for Deliberation and Decision
(Current Materials: Planner's Memo 3 w/ Draft Motion; revised Plan 4/28/2015: Sheet 4 Layout only, or whole plan set (large file); DiPrete Response to Engineer Comments)
Previous Materials: Hearing Notice ; Planner's memo 1 (obsolete). Planners Memo 2. Engineer Review comments 1; Engineer's Memo 2; Fire Chief Comments; Landscape Plan received April 7, 2015, Architectural Drawings
Supporting Documents: RIDEM RIPDES/UIC approval; RIDEM Sewer Waste approval; RIDOT PAP letter; RIDOT boring under I-95 authrization; KCWA conditional service; KCWA infrastructure approval; Affordable Housing Monitoring Agent letter; Request for Performance Guarantee; Request for Model Units
--off New London Turnpike: new privately owned roads and 127 condominium dwellings of single, double, and triple unit structures proposed
Zoning: Senior Residential; 13.5% affordability requirement; age restriction to 55 and older
Owner/Applicant: Cedar Ridge West Greenwich, LLC (Michael Kent)
Additional postings: Master Plan Decision Letter (previous approval stage); Town Council Zone Change Decision Letter including Senior Residential Zoning District Creation Decision Letter ; Past History for this Project: 2008 Minutes; Traffic Impact Study, 2008

Major Land Development Plan: Master Plan
“Travel Centers of America” -AP 48, Lots 2-3 & 2-5, Plat 49, Lots 2 & 3, and Plat 13 Lots 17 & 18
DECISION LETTER (Project Narrative, Master Plan Set, Supporting Maps) (Town Planner's Memo for June 16 meeting, Town Planner's Memo for September 15, 2014 meeting, Town Planner's Memo for November 17, 2014 meeting, Letter to TA re: traffic study ; Building/Zoning Official Comments AutoParking) (Revised Plan Sheets October Meeting 3 Trees and 4 Access) (Revised Master Plan received November 12, 2014, Proposed Noise Study Scope received November 17, 2014) (Revised Master Plan received Dec 10, 2014; TA Diesel Pump Queue Analysis Report received Dec. 10, 2014))
Town Traffic Study, Figure 4 and Design Alternatives, Appendix (without accident reports); Town Engineer Review Comments for Drainage; Fire Chief Comments ; Noise Abatement Report; Zoning Board Special Use Permit Decision
WG Concerned Citizens comments
--at 849 Victory Highway; Zoning: Highway Business
--Expansion of truck stop parking lot, improvements to facitlity, and moving of Breakheart Hill Road
Owners/Applicant: TA Operating, LLC (Thomas M. O'Brien, President)

Major Residential Subdivision: Master Plan
“Bella View”- AP 28, Lot 25-1; Zoning: RFR-2
(Master Plan Set; Project Narrative; NEW Draft Motion; Fire Chief Comments) (Engineer comments on Proposed Waiver) (Decision Letter)
--off Stubble Brook Road: 2 new town roads and 36 house lots proposed with requested waivers
Owner: John Koszela, Jr.; Applicant  Soscia Construction Ltd. (Gregory, Douglas & Bruce Soscia)

Minor Amendment to Major Land Development: Preliminary Plan
“Automobile Repair Facility”-AP 1, Portion of Lot 4-3
(Plan Set, Project Narrative, Planner's Memo, Decision Letter)
(Appeal File: Appeal, Cover for File Certification, File part 1, File part 2, Drainage excerpt, (Narrative, Plan, Planner's Memo, and Decision letter posted above) Radius Map, Traffic Modification Plan, 2011 Notice Affidavit, Abutters Request1Planning Board October 20, 2014 meeting minutes)
(formerly ‘Firestone Tire’)
--on Centre of New England Boulevard
-Proposed amendment to modify access road /change in construction phasing
Owner/ Applicant: Matthew J. McGowan, Receiver for Commerce Park Realty, LLC at Salter McGowan Sylvia & Leonard; 
Applicant: Guggenheim Retail Real Estate Partners, Inc. (c/o Kyle Gibson)

On-going Items of Interest:

RhodeMap RI- Statewide Planning Project Workshop Series
--How should we plan for the future? At the end of the RhodeMap RI project the state will have a new housing plan addressing the housing needs of all Rhode Islanders, a new economic development plan that will provide a unified vision and framework for the state’s economic development efforts, and a growth centers plan that will help our communities determine where and how future development should happen within their borders. Project Website: http://rhodemapri.org/



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