Topic: Kennedy Plaza

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation’s proposal involves decentralizing Kennedy Plaza and creating four transit hubs. The proposal also involves building a tunnel underneath Washington Street.

Metro, News

Kennedy Plaza transit plan elicits mixed criticism, support

October 11, 2019 4 comments

A new plan that proposes a complete transformation of the Kennedy Plaza transit hub has sparked controversy among Providence community members.

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 Comments are Disabled

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 1 comment

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 1 comment

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