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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 01-09-2020

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4 LINCOLN / CUMBERLAND JANUARY 9-15, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION complex is expected to pick up speed this year, calling for 128 apartment units at 40 Walker St. Ranaldi said it's a complicated project, thanks to the complex layout of the historic site, parking issues and infrastructure con- cerns. The developer is working with DiPrete Engineering to address some of those con- cerns. Listed as Walker Lofts L.P., the devel- oper will need a variety of waivers to move forward, including one to allow for multi- family use and another because they're 15 parking spots short of the required number. Of the total 128 units, 25 percent, or 32 apartments, would be deed-restricted as low- income and moderate-income. The plans call for 99 one-bedroom units, 22 two-bedroom units, and four three- bedroom units. Seven would be handicap accessible. The so-called Walker Lofts project is up for a public informational hearing on Jan. 22. The Planning Board also heard from two developers last month for pre-application discussions, which Ranaldi said were intend- ed to bring the board back up to date with the details of the complicated projects. The first concerned the Whipple-Cullen Farm project at 99 Old River Road across from Lincoln Town Hall, which is moving forward next month at the preliminary plan level. The board previously denied concep- tual plans for the project in 2016, however that decision was overturned last April by the Rhode Island State Housing Board of Appeals. Ranaldi said the engineering for the proj- ect has been the most complex piece of the puzzle, so the town has contracted with Fuss & O'Neill to help Town Engineer Leslie Quish go over the plans. "It's a complicated site in that it's large, contains wetlands and is on a slope," Ranaldi said. The other project up for pre-application discussion was Breakneck Hollow. Women's Development Corp. is planning to build two low-income and moderate-income housing buildings off Breakneck Hill Road for a total of 44 bedrooms. Ranaldi halted the project in 2018, issuing a certificate of non-completeness to stop it from moving forward to the Planning Board. At the time, he said the board's Technical Review Committee had major concerns with traffic, thanks to the site's proximity to the Route 146 ramp, the overall project density, and a sewage line running through private property at the MacColl YMCA. Ranaldi said the company addressed most of the committee's concerns and is prepared to return for the master plan stage this month. EXPANSION From Page 2 AMCH will hold class registration Saturday CUMBERLAND – The Arnolds Mills Community House will hold in-person registration for the following classes on Saturday, Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit . • Knitted Hats: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Learn to knit hats. Registration fee: $7. • Beginner Knitting: Thursdays, Jan. 16 and 30, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $14. • UFO: Work on unfinished projects with a help of an instruc- tor. Offered on Saturdays, Jan. 18 and Feb. 22, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration fee is $10 per class. There will be a potluck lunch. • Intermediate Tatting/Tatted Heart: Thursday, Jan. 23, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. This class is a continuation of the introduction class. Registration fee: $7. • No-sew Valentine Heart: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $7; materials: $7. • Knitting for Charity: Wednesdays, Jan. 29 and Feb. 12, 6:30- 9:30 p.m. Knit or crochet hats for newborn babies. All hats will be donated to a local hospital. • Heartstrings Mini Wall Quilt: Tuesday, Feb. 4, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7; pattern fee: $3. • Valentine's Day Gnome: Wednesday, Feb. 5, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7; materials: $15. • Cake Decorating Class: Saturday, Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-noon. Christine Doucette, 2017 winner of "Cake Wars" will demon- strate decorating techniques. Registration fee: $20. • Stars Table Runner: Thursday, Feb. 13, 6:30-10 p.m. Registration fee: $7. • Beginner Crochet: Wednesday, Feb. 19, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $7. • Knit/Crochet Help Class: Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Registration fee: $7. • Woodland Birds Felt Table Mat: Wednesday, Feb. 26, 6:30- 10 p.m. Registration fee: $7. TOWN OF CUMBERLAND ZONING ORDINANCE AMENDMENT HEARING NOTICE NOTICE is hereby given that a public hearing of the Town Council of the Town of Cum- berland, Rhode Island pursuant to the provisions of Title 45, Chapter 24 of the General Laws of the State of Rhode Island & Providence Plantations, as amended, will consider AN ORDINANCE IN AMENDMENT OF THE ZONING ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF CUMBERLAND, RHODE ISLAND, AS AMENDED. NATURE OF PROPOSED AMENDMENT: e purpose of amendment to the Zoning Ordinance is to remove the requirement that roof-mounted medium solar energy systems apply for land development review and ap- proval by the Planning Board. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION: e proposed change, modification, addition and amendment are available online at the Town of Cumberland website – A copy will also be available for review at the office of the Town Clerk, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI 02864. DATE, TIME & PLACE OF THE HEARING: Notice is further given that said Ordinance will be considered at a public hearing, in the Cumberland Town Hall, Everett "Moe" Bonner Jr. Town Council Chambers, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 beginning at 7:30 p.m., local time, at which time and place all persons interested may be heard. APPROVAL, AMENDMENT, ALTERATION: Notice is further given that the proposal shown herein above may be further altered or amended prior to the close of the Public Hearing thereon without further advertising, as a result of further study or because of the views expressed at the public hearing. Any alter- ations or amendments must be presented for comment in the course of the hearing. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk at (401) 728-2400, extension 138, 48 hours in advance of hearing date. PER ORDER OF THE TOWN COUNCIL Sandra Giovanelli, Town Clerk TOWN OF CUMBERLAND TOWN OF CUMBERLAND NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Cumberland, pursuant to the provisions of Article IV, Section 409 of the Home Rule Charter of the Town of Cumberland will consider for adoption the following ordinances entitled: 1. #19-35 – An ordinance amending the Employee Handbook Notice is further given that said Ordinance will be considered at a public hearing of said Town Council at the Cumberland Town Hall, Council Chambers, 45 Broad Street, Cumberland, Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., at which time and place all persons may be heard. IndIvIduals RequestIng InteRpReteR seRvIces FoR the heaRIng ImpaIRed must notIFy the town cleRk at 728-2400, ext. 138, 48 houRs In advance oF heaRIng date. PER ORDER CUMBERLAND TOWN COUNCIL Sandra M. Giovanelli, Town Clerk TOWN OF LINCOLN • PLANNING BOARD NOTICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATIONAL MEETING e Planning Board will hold a Public Informational Meeting at the Lincoln Town Hall, 100 Old River Road, Lincoln, RI 02865 at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 22, 2020, on the Master Plan for a Comprehensive Permit Application known as Walker Los by applicant Walker Los LP – AP 2 Lots 84, 95, 96, 98 & 100 located at 40 Walker Street, Lincoln, RI and AP 10 Lot 108 located in Central Falls, RI. Plans are available for review in the Engineering office at Town Hall 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. All interested parties are invited to attend said meeting and be heard. ose individuals requesting interpreter services must call the Town Clerk's office, 333-1100, 72 hours in advance of said meeting. Kenneth Bostic, Chairman Lincoln Planning Board Town of Cumberland - Rhode Island Planning Board Town Hall - 45 Broad Street Cumberland, Rhode Island 02864 • (401) 728-2400 Notice of Public Hearing Notice is hereby given that the Cumberland Planning Board will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 6:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 45 Broad St, Cumberland, RI 02864. e purpose of the hearing is to consider the filing of a request for a Major Land Development – Preliminary/Master Plan owned by RB Highland Holdings LLC., and located on 200 Scenic View Dr., being also described as Assessor's Plat 51 Lot 40. e public is encouraged to attend and offer comment and/or testimony. A copy of the proposal will be available on the Town's website,, on Friday January 23, 2020 or in the Planning Department during normal business hours. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired must notify the Town Clerk's Office at 401-728-2400, 48 hours in advance. Respectfully Submitted, Jonathan Stevens Planning Director

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