At the January 2016 meeting of the City Plan Commission, Brown University won approval to amend their Institutional Master Plan. Included in that amendment was the demolition of 7 houses in the College Hill National Historic District and approval to build a temporary parking lot. PPS and citizen advocates opposed the proposal for a new parking lot, but Thayer Street merchants and Wheeler School supported it. The CPC approval was contingent on Brown returning next year with a proposal for a building in their next IMP Amendment.
The Journalcovered the Commission meeting.