Monday Five: Council & Zoning, Charity, Diner, Blog

Good morning, and welcome to Monday. Here are some things to distract you from...Monday.


- Tonight the Woonsocket City Council meets up at City Hall, 169 Main St., at 7 p.m. They'll consider re-zoning a triangular plot, (Plat 28, Lot 12) bordered by Hamlet Avenue and Davidson Avenue on two sides, and Manville Road on the third side. The plot would be re-zoned from light industrial to mixed-use industrial-commerical (MU2).

The Planning Board recomends a change to MU1, mixed-use residential-commercial instead, in keeping with the city's Comprehensive Plan.

The council will also consider re-zoning (Plat 51, Lot 1) at the corner of Park East Drive and Mendon Road from low-density, single family to light industrial (I-1), and changing Lot 4 at the tip of that plat from passive recreation to light industrial (I-1).

The Planning board reccomends the change with a restriction to Corporate office, wholesale commercial and research and development use only and that it be subject to the Design Review Overlay district. 

The council will also consider the application of Spindle City Pawnbrokers / Fall River Pawnbrokers, for a dealer license for 118 Main St. Dan Rocco Baldelli of Gold Loan Company at 100 Bernon St. will also address the council about second-hand dealer and pawnbroker licenses.

The full agenda and docket is attached to this article for your reading pleasure.   

Charity - There are a lot of opportunities to help your fellow man during December. Two of them include making donations to the WPD holiday toy drive and the Because He Lives Ministries food kitchen. Spare some of your time for them today.

Diner for lease - Been itching to start up a new restaurant? Neighborworks Blackstone River Valley is offering experienced restauranteurs a lease of the diner car once home to “Champs Diner,” on Park Avenue, now waiting a new tenant and customers at 719 Front St. The car was one of more than 600 diners produced by the Worcester Lunch Car and Carriage Manufacturing Company. 

Applications to win the lease, including a resume and business plan, are due Feb. 13.

Calendar - If you've got an event you want to share with the many readers of the Woonsocket Patch, you can be your own best advocate - post it yourself to the Woonsocket Patch calendar. Fill in the blanks with your event's information, and you're good to go.

Blog: Share your thoughts on just about any subject, with people in your community who are interested in what's going on in Woonsocket. That means they're probably interested in your view on local events, or a local take on national events. Sign up to blog on Patch and find out.


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