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Work to Begin on Carroll Plaza Project

For Immediate Release: 5/1/2019 1:17 pm

As part of the ongoing reconstruction of Main Street, contractors are removing trees today and will begin to remove other infrastructure next week at Francis Carroll Plaza, including the non-functional fountain and colonnade feature.

The City of Worcester is remaking Francis Carroll Plaza to become a vibrant public space that will better serve the community by providing space for active use by residents, visitors and cultural partners.

While the existing fountain and colonnade will not be reinstalled in the Plaza, both items are targeted for repurposing elsewhere. The exact reuse of the fountain is still under consideration.

Design of a new Carroll Plaza is ongoing. The project is being led by BETA Group in collaboration with artist Ross Miller, who is developing a signature public art installation for the plaza space.

The preliminary conceptual design process is near completion with the participation of the Hanover Theatre, the Theatre District Alliance, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden, and city staff, and has included outreach to the Federal Courthouse and neighboring stakeholders in the Federal Square area. A public meeting to review the design of the Plaza and allow for additional community feedback and suggestions is anticipated in June.


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