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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 01-13-2021

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4 PAWTUCKET JANUARY 13-19, 2021 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION A rendering of the DEXTER STREET COMMONS project for Dexter Street in Pawtucket. PAWTUCKET – The vision for the Dexter Street Commons, a major mixed-use project planned near the coming new commuter rail station on Dexter Street near the Central Falls line, is about to come to life. The project covers 214,000 square feet, including a six-story mixed-use building with 99 spaces in a subsur- face parking level, 16,700 square feet of ground-level retail with 66 enclosed parking spaces, and 150 residential units and associated ame- nities on five upper stories. The preliminary plan for the proj- ect, which is much more specific than the conceptual master plan, was headed to the City Planning Commission for consideration at its meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 12. A synopsis for the project released prior to Tuesday's meeting showed that it calls for the demolition of the vacant warehouse at 71 Dexter St., pending approval of a city demoli- tion permit. New construction would then happen over two parcels. The developers, the Peyser Real Estate Group, are requesting several adjustments from the city's zoning ordinance, including: • On parking space and drive aisle dimensions; • Building heights on Dexter Dexter Street Commons plan takes shape By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Street, with the current limit at 45 feet and the proposed height at 79 feet. To reduce the perceived height, the top floor would be set back, and there would also be a small roof deck. • And rear setback for structure over parking spaces at grade, with a level two elevated courtyard pro- posed to extend into the rear yard setback (back yard). The proposed project includes an outdoor plaza area along Dexter Street encompassing the public sidewalk. Empowerment Factory announces art programs PAWTUCKET – The Empowerment Factory, 999 Main St., announces the following free art adventures programs. For more information, visit www.empower- mentfactory.org/free-art-adventures . Families can only sign up for two total classes from these offerings and families are encouraged to reg- ister for classes they can commit to attending. • A seven-week nature drawing class is a combination of science and art. While drawing, participants will explore facts about animals, science, and the world. This class takes place once a week for seven weeks and is open to students 2-5 at the following times: Mondays, 4-5 p.m., session begins Jan. 25 and ends March 8, or session begins March 29 and ends May 1; Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., session begins Jan. 19 and ends March 2, or ses- sion begins March 30 and ends May 11; Wednesdays, 5-6 p.m., ses- sion begins Feb. 3 and ends March 17 or session begins March 31 and ends May 12. • Friday Family Art Night: Each art lesson will include a kit of art supplies needed to make the project, and two nights of virtual instruction, one on the second Friday of the month, and one on the fourth Friday of the same month. There are four different art lessons families can choose from. The classes begin in January and go through April. Open for students K-5. To view projects and times, visit www.empowermentfactory.org/ free-art-adventures . The Valley Breeze is 'invited' into tens of thousands of homes within a few miles of your business. Visit valleybreeze.com Click on 'Advertising' Library will be closed Monday PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library, 13 Summer St., will be closed Monday, Jan. 18, in obser- vance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The library's website, www.paw- tucketlibrary.org , can be used to download e-books, stream movies with Kanopy, view historical pho- tos and Pawtucket yearbooks on Flickr, chat with a live tutor, read Tumblebooks and more. IN BRIEF NORTH PROVIDENCE SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 2240 Mineral Spring Avenue, North Providence, RI 02911 Is Soliciting Cost Proposals for an Electronic Signature Service. Requests for Proposals will be issued on ursday, January 21, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Proposals will be opened at North Providence School Department Central Administration Office on Monday, February 1, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. Office: (401) 233-1100 Ext. 11111 Linda Farrington, DVM • Laura Roman, DVM Amy Kasprzycki, DVM Richard Coates, DVM • Holly Brown, DVM 1509 Mendon Road, Cumberland, RI 02864 EmErgEnciEs • small mammals Hospitalization FacilitiEs • routinE Exams PROGRESSIVE MEDICINE IN A FAMILY PRACTICE ATMOSPHERE We're Here To Provide Quality, Compassionate Care When Pets Need It Most. OPEN 7 DAYS Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic 333-7911 Progressive Medicine in a Family Practice Atmosphere Open 7 days a week 1509 401-333-7911 www.ccvcri.com

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