Distributed November 27, 2001
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mark Nickel
Public meeting to gather comments on Brown’s Life Sciences Building
PROVIDENCE — In accordance the National Historic Preservation Act, the Rhode Island Historical Preservation and Heritage Commission will host a public meeting to discuss Brown University’s Life Sciences Building project. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2001, at the Saunders Inn Conference Room in the Vartan Gregorian Quadrangle, 101 Thayer St. on the Brown campus.
Brown plans to construct the Life Sciences Building adjacent to the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Building on the block bounded by Meeting, Olive, Thayer and Brown streets. The project will require the removal of three buildings: 185 Meeting St., 201 Meeting St. and 60 Olive St.
The purpose of the Nov. 28 meeting is to receive comments from the interested public with regard to the potential effect that the University’s proposed Life Sciences Building may have on the College Hill National Register District.
For additional information about the Life Sciences Building, contact Marisa Quinn, Brown’s director of community and government relations, at (401) 863-2552.