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‘Residences at the Preserve’ appeal moved to State House

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The State Housing Appeals Board will begin hearing an appeal of the Residences at the Preserve early next month.

The Barrington Planning Board shot down the proposed George Street development last year citing concerns with density and the loss of the neighborhood’s historic character, among other issues. Local preservationists have also expressed concern with the 20-unit, six-acre plan.

The hearing will begin at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 3 at the Department of Administration inside the State House, second floor, conference room A.

Christine DaRocha, administrative assistant for SHAB, said the meeting was initially slated to be held inside the offices of Nixon Peabody at 1 Citizens Plaza, in Providence, home to SHAB’s legal counsel, though concerns over parking issues for abutters looking to attend the hearing had organizers looking for another location.

Ms. DaRocha said parking is free at the State House after 3:30 p.m.

Ms. DaRocha said SHAB typically meets at Warwick City Hall but scheduling for this appeal didn’t allow for that venue.

Ms. DaRocha said the meeting will focus on whether or not abutters can weigh in during the appeal and if so, the means for offering input and opinions.

The meeting will be open to the public.

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