Brown University President Christina Paxson and Providence Mayor Angel Taveras will speak at a brief ceremony announcing a series of improvements along Thayer Street at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at the southwest corner of Waterman and Thayer streets.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Brown University President Christina Paxson, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, and other officials from the University, City of Providence, and the College Hill neighborhood will gather at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014, to announce a series of improvements to the Thayer Street commercial district.
The gathering, on the southwest corner of Thayer and Waterman streets, will include remarks from Paxson, Taveras, Alison Spooner of the College Hill Neighborhood Association, and Donna Personeus, executive director of the Thayer Street Management District.
Thayer Street has long been one of the city's most attractive and popular commercial districts, attracting thousands of tourists, visitors and area residents with a mix of restaurants and retail establishments bordering the Brown University campus. Today’s announcements grow out of an 18-month analysis and planning effort led by Providence and Brown, with the involvement of all interested parties.
Funding for the improvements, to be accomplished during the next six months, will come from Brown University, the City of Providence, and the Thayer Street Management District.
Brown University President Christina Paxson
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras
Alison Spooner of the College Hill Neighborhood Association
Donna Personeus, executive director, Thayer Street Management District
Other University and city officials, business representatives, and neighbors
Announcement of improvements to the Thayer Street area, including signage, re-paving and re-lining, new green space, trash compactor, changes to curbs, and other measures.
Southwest corner of Waterman and Thayer streets
10 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014