Our Town

City of Providence, Rhode Island

Providence, Rhode Island

$200,000

2011

The capital of and largest city in Rhode Island, Providence positions itself as the "Creative Capital," emphasizing the abundance of cultural offerings available for the city's 178,000 residents.

Providence's Our Town grant will support the Creative Capital Hub project. The project will use arts programming and new urban design plans to transform Greater Kennedy Plaza from a bus terminal with disconnected parks to a grand plaza and central gathering place for the city's residents, tourists, and workers. Project activities include developing a master urban design plan to guide capital improvements and programming of artistic performances and festivals at the plaza. The project activities will offer an improved public transit experience for the 71,000 individuals that utilize the Greater Kennedy Plaza daily.