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The Valley Breeze Woonsocket North Smithfield 06-25-2020

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4 NORTH SMITHFIELD JUNE 25-JULY 1, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | NORTH SMITHFIELD BLACKSTONE WOONSOCKET EDITION NORTH SMITHFIELD – The Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island will return to for-profit sta- tus in a new joint venture between Landmark Medical Center and Kindred Healthcare, a Kentucky- based company specializing in long- term and rehabilitative services. Prime Healthcare, parent com- pany of Landmark, announced last Wednesday the two companies would form a joint venture to own and operate the North Smithfield- based rehabilitation center. Under the agreement, Kindred will hold a 60 percent ownership stake and Landmark will own 40 percent. Landmark spokeswoman Carolyn Kyle said the change from nonprofit to for-profit status would not affect the level or quality of care at the rehabilitation center. "Kindred is a very well established and resourced organization. We are hoping that together, we can build a continuum of care that represents best in class care," she said. Landmark and RHRI are currently owned and operated by Prime, which received approval to convert both facilities to nonprofit status in 2017. At the time, the North Smithfield property was valued at about $12 million, resulting in a tax loss for the town of about $250,000. Kyle said the venture was an opportunity to enhance rehabilitative services at the hospital with a well- known company. Kindred, according to a press release, operates in 1,731 locations in 46 states and has annual revenues of approximately $3.2 bil- lion. "This partnership is built upon the Rehabilitation Hospital of Rhode Island's outstanding reputation, which will be enhanced by the clini- cal expertise and patient outcomes for which Kindred Healthcare is well known," Mike Souza, CEO of Landmark and RHRI, said in a state- Rehabilitation Hospital to return to for-profit status in new joint venture By LAUREN CLEM Valley Breeze Staff Writer lauren@valleybreeze.com BREEZE PHOTO BY LAUREN CLEM The REHABILITATION HOSPITAL OF RHODE ISLAND will return to for-profit status under a new joint venture between Landmark Medical Center and Kindred Healthcare. See RHRI, Page 21 By Order of the Zoning Board of Review, Alan M. Leclaire, Chairman Carl J. Johnson, Zoning Official 401.597.5359 cjjohnson@woonsocketri.org CITY OF WOONSOCKET ZONING BOARD OF REVIEW • AGENDA MONDAY, July 13, 2020 6:30 P.M. Location: Online Meeting via Zoom (See below for information on joining the meeting remotely.) The Zoning Board of Review (the "Board") will consider the following matters pursuant to Section 13.2 of the Zoning Ordinance (the "Ordinance"): I. NEW MATTERS: As noticed, all persons interested will be heard for or against the granting of the following applications pursuant to Section 13.2 of the Ordinance: Application No. 5826 DARIUS & KIMBERLY LIZARDA, OWNERS/APPLICANTS: 29 Country Road, also known as Lot 97 on the Tax Assessor's Plat 62-B located in an R-2 Low Density Single-family Residential Zoning District; filed an application requesting a DIMENSIONAL VARIANCE seeking relief from Sections 6.2 and 6.2-1 of the Ordinance in the proposed installation of a 6-foot fence at the right side yard with a double-gate and a 6-foot fence at the rear yard. R-2 zoning regulations at Section 6.2-1 restrict new fences at side yards to no more than 4-feet in height and 6-feet in a rear yard. The present use of the property is an existing single-family dwelling. The lot in question contains approximately 14,356 square feet of land area. Application 5827 STEPHEN C. HOYLE, OWNER/APPLICANT: 526 Bernon Street, also known as Lot 187 on the Tax Assessor's Plat 23-I located in an R-4 High Density Single- and Multifamily Residential Zoning District; filed an application requesting a DIMENSIONAL VARIANCE seeking relief from Section 7.5-1 of the Ordinance in the proposed renovation of the existing building to increase the number of dwelling units from two residential units to a three-family dwelling. The applicant seeks relief from regulations governing lot area; thereby, R-4 regulations require 6,000 square feet of land area for the first residential unit and 4,000 square feet of land area for each additional dwelling unit. In this instance, a 3-family dwelling requires the lot size to be 14,000 square feet; the lot in question contains approximately 6,869 square feet of land area. Application 5828 MANN FAMILY NOMINEE TRUST (MARC MANN, TRUSTEE), OWNER AND GREP 1099 SOCIAL LLC, APPLICANT: Subject Property: Lot 24 - 1099 Social Street corner Diamond Hill Road, and Lot 22 - 1139 Social Street corner Adams Street, said Lots being located on the Tax Assessor's Plat 35-G and are in an MU-1 Mixed Use Commercial/Residential Zoning District and together contain 74,996 square feet of land area. Two new commercial structures have been approved for the property; this application seeks relief from the sign regulations as follows: Section 6.1-4.6, free-standing signs; whereby, Retail Building "A" to be located at the Social Street, Adams Street and Diamond Hill Road portion of the property the project seeks to increase free-standing sign area from the permitted 6 square feet to 48 square feet; and to increase free-standing sign height from the permitted 5-feet to 14-feet. Retail Building "B" to be located at the Diamond Hill Road frontage of the property is proposed to have a free-standing sign area at 58.5 square feet; said regulation restricts freestanding sign area to 6-square feet, said free-standing sign height is proposed at 14-feet, said regulation restricts height at 5-feet. Additionally, as to wall signs at Section 6.1-4.10, Retail Building "A" is proposed to have two wall signs having an overall 140 square feet, said regulation restricts wall signs to 36 square feet, and Retail Building "B" is proposed to have two wall signs having an overall 170.5 square feet where 36 square feet is allowed. II. MEETING MINUTES: A. Board to review and act upon the June 8, 2020, meeting minutes. Zoom Participation The public may join the meeting remotely. Video will be available via a computer, tablet, or smart phone. For those without these devices, audio is available via a phone dial-in option. If a board member is disconnected during the meeting the meeting will continue. If all members are disconnected due to a software issue the meeting will stop. After ten minutes, if the software/internet issue continues and the board cannot reconnect to the meeting, the meeting will be postponed and all business on the agenda will be moved to the next scheduled meeting. A meeting agenda and files the board will be reviewing will be uploaded to the City's Zoning Board webpage prior to the meeting (https://www.woonsocketri.org/zoning-board). Note, if your computer/device does not have a microphone/speakers, you can join the meeting via your computer/device to see video of the meeting, and then – separately – join the meeting via phone for audio and microphone capabilities. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j85457168213 Meeting ID: 85457168213 VDial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Posted: Thursday, June 25, 2020 City of Woonsocket, RI | Planning Board Notice of Public Hearing Major Land Development Project: Master & Preliminary Plan Review Notice is hereby given that the Planning Board will hold a public hearing. Date/Time: Thu, July 9, 2020 / 6:00 p.m. Location: Online or by Phone via Zoom • Meeting ID: 891 0554 4964 • Computer or smart device access: https://us02web.zoom. us/j/89105544964 • Phone Access: (929) 436-2866 The purpose of the public hearing is to consider a Major Land Development Project for combined Master Plan and Preliminary Plan approval. The applicant proposes to construct a ~61,000 sq. ft light-industrial facility with associated driveway, parking, loading zones, signage, and landscape improvements. The applicant may require waivers from the subdivision regulations including 8.7.2 Ground Water Elevation and 8.8.1 Street Trees. Project Location: Parcels 51-1, 51-108, & 51-109. The parcels are north of Park East Dr ~1/10 of a mile east of the intersection of Mendon Rd and Park East Dr. Applicant: Redevelopment Agency of Woonsocket (RAW). Owners: RAW & First Mendon Associates, LLC. Zoned: MU-2. Project Type: Manufacturing facility. Area to be Developed: combined area of parcels - 7.92 ac, footprint of structure - 54,837 sq. ft. Surveyor/Engineer: Crossman Engineering. All persons interested in the above are respectfully requested to be present at the public hearing. For questions or to review project plans, contact the Department of Planning & Development at 767-1418. Documents related to the application will be uploaded to the Planning Board's page of the City's website prior to the meeting (www. woonsocketri.org/planning-board/pages/meeting-files). If you are hearing impaired and need interpreter services, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 767-9249 not less than 72 hours in advance of the hearing date. Kenneth Finlay, Chairman, Woonsocket Planning Board CITY OF WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND Request for Proposal for: Bid# 5978 RFP-Real Estate Broker Services/Finance Specifications are available on the City of Woonsocket's website, www.woonsocketri. org and click on Bids, or email jdesrochers@woonsocketri.org Sealed bids will be re- ceived by 10:00 AM ursday, July 9, 2020. Because Woonsocket City Hall is closed to the public, all bids not mailed must be dropped off in the Drop Box located within the vestibule at the Tax Assessors Office. Individuals requesting interpreter services for the hearing impaired should call the Finance Director at 401-762-6400 seventy-two (72) hours in advance of the bid opening. Responses will be evaluated on the basis of the relative merits of the bid in addition to the price. e City of Woonsocket reserves the right to reject any and all bids, or parts thereof, to waive any irregularity in the bids received and to accept the bids or parts thereof deemed to be most favorable to the best interest of the City. Christine Chamberland Finance Director

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