Kennedy Plaza

Kennedy Plaza

|   Providence RI
Overview: Located in the heart of historic downtown Providence, RI, historic Kennedy Plaza was completely reconfigured to accommodate local and regional bus service, centered around an expanded concourse building and urban plaza. The center accommodates 22 bus berths designed to facilitate pulse operations, providing riders with more efficient and convenient schedule options. Intra-city buses have separate berths and dedicated ticket windows within the concourse building.

High ridership bus berths are located with direct and convenient connections to the terminal and ticketing facility. The configuration and layout safely limits pedestrian movements across bus travel lanes, while improving connections and providing safer and more convenient transfers.

The project relocated two important landmarks as part of the new plaza design: the 1871 Soldiers and Sailors monument, which was reassembled at its original location, and a 1910 trolley waiting structure that was fully restored and positioned as the west entrance to the concourse, facing Providence City Hall.

As part of the design effort, Providence’s civic-minded and active artist community contributed a number of artworks, which were incorporated both inside and outside the building.

Rhode Island Public Transit Authority
3,500 GSF
$9.2 M
Leonard Bertaux / Wallace Floyd Design Group
Complete architectural services for design through construction phases
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