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The North Providence Breeze 05-15-2019

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NORTH PROVIDENCE EDITION | VALLEY BREEZE | MAY 15-21, 2019 NORTH PROVIDENCE 9 NORTH PROVIDENCE – Odeh Engineers, a company doing busi- ness at 1223 Mineral Spring Ave., right behind the large rock outcrop- ping near Route 146, is proposing a 3,658-square-foot addition onto its existing 9,300-square-foot building. Building Official Mike Carnevale said he expects no problem with David and Marguerite Odeh's request for a variance allowing the addition and outdoor terrace space. Variances needed related to special use permits, reduced setbacks, and reduced parking requirements. Due to the fact that that abutting land is state property that will be maintained as is, said Carnevale, he expects this to pass "with flying colors." The new space, he said, will give the company a great view overlook- ing Providence. Odeh currently does a lot of work for the town, including structural assessments of buildings. The proposal calls for more office space, a basement utility room and an area that will allow the company to use virtual reality to help custom- ers see the process for building. The Zoning Board of Review will meet at 6:30 p.m. at Town Hall to review the proposal. Town Planner David Westcott pro- vided an April 10 advisory opinion from the Planning Board recom- mending approval of all requested items, saying the proposal is consis- tent with the town's comprehensive plan. The one-acre property is located adjacent to the southbound ramp off Route 146. Odeh has requested 12 spaces of parking relief, reducing the total parking from the 52 spaces required based on floor area to the 40 spaces currently available. He told the Planning Board that he has only 26 engineers and two or three sup- port people on staff for a total of 29 employees, so he doesn't need the extra spaces. Odeh Engineers proposes major addition By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Managing Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com 10 Monument Square, Woonsocket RI, 02895 (401)767-1990 100 Old River Road, Lincoln RI, 02865 (401)333-0780 WE WILL PAY YOU CASH TO REFINANCE YOUR AUTO LOAN FROM ANOTHER LENDER WITH US. SAVE MONEY ON YOUR MONTHLY PAYMENT AND GET PAID FOR DOING SO! We will help you save, even when you need to spend. www.blackstoneriverfcu.org Mention this ad to receive the discount. WE WILL PAY YOU 1.00% OF THE RE-FINANCE AMOUNT, UP TO $300, JUST TO REFINANCE YOUR AUTO LOAN WITH US. Rates depend on credit score.

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