University News

Ship Street Square

Senior Staff Writer
Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The University’s new public plaza in the Jewelry District, diagonally across from the Medical Education Building, is nearly complete. The space — previously a parking lot — will have hardwood floors with terraced steps and trees. Administrators hope passers-by will buy food from lunch trucks and the Bagel Gourmet Cafe across the street and eat in the plaza. They want it to be an active public space that serves the entire community. It has been designed to be flexible, with the potential to accommodate small outdoor events. Construction work, except for lighting, is scheduled to be completed tomorrow, according to Stephen Maiorisi, vice president for facilities management. The plaza does not yet have an official name.