Topic: Kennedy Plaza

Toledano ’20: Kennedy plaza should focus on the public experience

Op-eds, Opinions

Toledano ’20: Kennedy plaza should focus on the public experience

October 24, 2018 0 comments

I like to think of Kennedy Plaza as the “heart” of Rhode Island. Designer Don Powers would call it “the living room” of the Ocean State, or what I would call the yellow submarine of the octopus’ garden.

The giving meters are one of Mayor Jorge Elorza’s many initiatives to support the homeless, in addition to a grant toward a new day center.

News, University News

Mayor launches giving meter initiative to support homeless organizations

October 16, 2017 0 comments

Amongst the parking payment kiosks along Thayer Street, a singular parking meter stands out at the corner of Thayer and Angell Street.

Homeless advocacy groups and press members were barred from a community discussion about Paolino’s Kennedy Plaza proposal. Security voiced concerns about overcrowding, but the space was not at capacity.


Plaza proposal marred by protest, exclusion

September 16, 2016 0 comments

Former Mayor of Providence Joseph Paolino Jr. P’17 unveiled his plans for the redevelopment of Kennedy Plaza Wednesday at a closed-door meeting.