Through a community engagement process and a review of the needed changes to the City’s infrastructure, our team is proposing three fundamental changes to the area:

Ideas

Three Big Moves

1

A friendlier Kennedy Plaza for transit and pedestrians

  • Closing of Washington st. and East Approach
  • New RIDOT bus locations
  • New drop-off and multimodal transportation parking areas
  • Downtown/Uptown bus traffic routed on Fulton St.

2

Reclaim of the public spaces throughout the greater Kennedy plaza for public activation

  • New shading structure on Kennedy Plaza
  • Amenities for people in need
  • Bathrooms, café, new performance stage
  • Welcome Center
  • New seasonal Ice Skating Rink
  • Interactive water feature
  • Free Space area at the old ice rink location for youth engagement and creativity 

3

Modernization of the Riverwalks

  • New access with an elevate platform connecting Exchange Terrace with Memorial Boulevard
  • New crossing of Memorial Boulevard
  • New Riverwalk walkways built on top of the existing ones to resist sea-level rise at least until 2100
  • An experiential mist ring installation over the basin
  • Renovated performance stage and audience seating
  • New lighting and event infrastructure 

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Big Moves

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On Site Interviews
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Phase 1 Design Proposal

Explore our conceptual design for the heart of Providence.

Phase 1 Project Report

Read our report from our first phase of community engagement and design work.

Materials

Tell us what you think of our ideas so far

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