Thursday, March 22, 2007

Happy Birthday, Streetscape!

Streetscape, the beautification program working to improve Downtown, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Often these programs go unnoticed and whither on the vine but Streetscape has received a lot of public support and appears to be thriving. Working with Cityscape and a number of public and private entities, they plant flowers throughout downtown, remove trash, and work to improve the general aesthetics of the Federal Street corridor. If you like to garden and want to help beautify Youngstown, I highly recommend getting involved with this group.

Some of the work done by Streetscape volunteers in 2003 before Federal Plaza was reopened. Photo by Melissa Jenoff, American Institute of Architects Eastern Ohio Chapter.

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