City, Brown University announce plans to improve Thayer district

PROVIDENCE MAYOR ANGEL TAVERAS and Brown University President Christina H. Paxson announced plans Tuesday to revitalize the Thayer Street district with a miniature park, wider sidewalks and landscaping. Above, a rendering of what the proposed 'parklet' could look like. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE
PROVIDENCE MAYOR ANGEL TAVERAS and Brown University President Christina H. Paxson announced plans Tuesday to revitalize the Thayer Street district with a miniature park, wider sidewalks and landscaping. Above, a rendering of what the proposed 'parklet' could look like. / COURTESY CITY OF PROVIDENCE
(Updated, 2:25 p.m.) PROVIDENCE – A miniature park near the Brown Bookstore on Thayer Street and wider sidewalks are among the improvements slated for the area over the next six months, according to the city, Brown University and two neighborhood management groups. Mayor Angel Taveras, Brown President Christina H. Paxson and representatives of the Thayer…

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2 COMMENTS

  1. Did anyone who conducted the study notice that portion of Thayer st. is in the shade of the Brown bookstore all afternoon and evening? Who wants to sit in a completely shaded dark parklet facing a large dark office building when sunnier green spaces are just sound the corner?