Luongo Square Enhancement

CONSTRUCTION is UNDERWAY!

In 2003, the WBNA applied for federal funds to create a public place at Luongo Memorial Square. After years of city and state planning work, construction is finally underway with a planned completion date of fall 2016.

 

Goals

  • Improve circulation and traffic safety
  • Create a public place

  • Enhance the revitalization of the Square begun in 2003 with Providence Revolving Fund and Crescent Partners

  • Plant trees and add green
     
  • Respect square’s historic streetscape by using Belgian Block and “recreating” original horse trough fountain

PARTNERS:  Newman’s Ltd (fountain), Councilman Bryan Principe, Providence Department of Planning and Development, Providence Department of Public Works, Providence Revolving Fund, RI Department of Transportation and neighbors

FUNDERS:  $800,000 in Federal Transportation Enhancement Funds, $150,000 in Community Development Block Grant Funds (thanks Councilman Principe!), $75,000 from The Champlin Foundations

$ TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD:  $1,025,000
 
WHAT YOU CAN DO:  
•    Contribute to the WBNA fountain maintenance fund
•    Attend Neighbor Day 2016 in the square this fall to enjoy this new public space

VIEW RENDERINGS

VIEW DECATUR SQUARE FOUNTAIN

VIEW CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS



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