Bathroom dispute highlights uncertainty about Kennedy Plaza’s future

KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
KENNEDY PLAZA in downtown Providence has been the focal point of much debate about the future of the high-profile public space. Most recently, a battle has been brewing over closed public bathrooms at the bus terminal in the plaza. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
The public bathrooms in Kennedy Plaza have become the latest touchstone over what should happen at the transit hub in downtown Providence. Closed to the public since the COVID-19 pandemic started more than a year ago, the bathrooms in the passenger terminal at the plaza have remained closed even as the city and state have…

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  1. It’s so sad that there is a small, criminal part of the populace that wants to mis-use and destroy the amenities the public pays for.
    Time to get tough with the criminal element, and get them off the streets and into jail (and treatment where available) so decent, law-abiding citizens can enjoy the beauty of Providence!