288 Blackstone Blvd / Beresford-Nicholson House

This project involves the proposed demolition of the main house (1909, 1919) and auxiliary buildings on the Beresford-Nicholson Estate and the re-subdivision of the property’s three lots into ten developable lots. On November 8, the developer, who is planning to work with the zoning ordinance, met with neighbors of 288 Blackstone Boulevard. PPS Executive Director Brent Runyon organized the meeting with the assistance of real estate agent Jim DeRentis. Fifteen neighbors and friends heard from and gave feedback to developer Chris Bilotti and builder David Anisi. 

Concerns expressed by the neighbors included demolition of the historic properties, visual impact on streetscape, loss of mature trees and landscape features, environmental impacts during construction, lack of plans for architectural and materials salvage and others. 

The applicant has asked to continue the issue to the December 18 City Plan Commission hearing. This is a public hearing, and we strongly encourage anyone with concerns to attend and speak up, or to send an email to the CPC staff via  cmanjrekar@providenceri.gov prior to the meeting. The CPC meets at 4:45pm at 444 Westminster Street, ground floor.


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