Luongo Memorial Square Enhancement

* THIS PAGE IS IN PROCESS *

In 2003, WBNA applied for federal funds to create a public place at Luongo Memorial Square. After years of city and state planning work, as well as steadfast advocacy by neighbors and legislators, construction began in late 2015. In May 2017, 14 years after the project was conceived, the Decatur Square Fountain was turned on for all to enjoy at the center of this new mini-park.

 

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
 

VIEW RENDERINGS

VIEW DECATUR SQUARE FOUNTAIN

VIEW CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS



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