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The next regular Planning Board meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 17, 2015.

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)

Wind Power Ordinance (set a workshop date for September)
- discussion on current information and draft regulations (2010)
Resources: RI Renewable Energy Siting Guidelines (2012); 2014 Presentation Slides of proposed modifications to Siting Guidelines; Model Ordinance from Massachusetts (2011)

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

One-Year Follow-up:
Minor Land Development Project: (Final Plan approved September 15, 2014)
“Coast to Coast Fulfillment” Expansion of existing building and use AP 24, Lots 19 & 20
--at 773 Victory Highway; Zoned Highway Business and Industrial A
Applicant/Owner: Coast to Coast Holdings, Inc. (Hermond Ghazarian, President)
--One year evaluation of drainage, site stabilization, and landscape buffer

Minor Subdivision Residential Compound: Preliminary Plan Public Hearing
Finlandia Hollow, Phase 2” -AP 12, Lot 9 (Preliminary Plan Set; Supporting Materials; Planner's Memo; Town Engineer Review Comments)
-- off Robin Hollow Road ; 2 new house lots with private access road
Owner/ Applicant: William & Diane Langlais
-and Request for Temporary Waiver on RIPDES Permit


Comprehensive Plan Update
-Kick off project and review materials


Previous Agenda Items with Decision Letters:

Major Residential Land Development Project: Preliminary Plan (Decision Letter)
“Pine Estates, Phase 2”-AP 53, Lot 5-1 (Planner's Memo) (Proposed Preliminary Plan) (Supporting Materials: Perimeter Survey; Wetland Permit; Wetland Edge Verification; Subdivision Suitability; Infrastructure Guarantee Letter;)
--off Hopkins Hill Road: new town road with drainage, and 12 house lots;
Owner/Applicant: Shoreline Properties, Inc. (Joseph Catelli)
-set Public Hearing Date

Cedar Ridge” -AP 1, Lot 10-3 (DECISION LETTER)
Major Residential Land Development Project: Preliminary Plan
(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; Planner's Memo 3 w/ Draft MotionEngineer 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 (DECISION LETTER) (APPROVED MASTER PLAN)
“Travel Centers of America” -AP 48, Lots 2-3 & 2-5, Plat 49, Lots 2 & 3, and Plat 13 Lots 17 & 18
(Project Narrative, Supporting Maps) Town Planner's Memo for June 16, 2014 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; 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 (Decision Letter)
“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)
--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)


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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