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District Beautification

spring 2018 - Planter beds along 4th street  

       As part of the City's Capital Improvement Budget and plans for 2018, the planter beds along 4th street are getting a bit of a makeover!  These particular beds (28, as outlined in this  document) have had a rough time of it over the past few years, as the watering system (originally installed over a decade ago) has become mostly inoperable.

 
The DDA and the City are actively working towards a total renewal/redesign of these beds through the future HIP Streets program (the full re-vamp of the infrastructure, streets, sidewalks, etc), these systems will not be replaced before that program begins. Still, maintaining these beds to the standards of your and the other businesses they front is of great concern. 

Below is the plan for 2018:
     *   Last year the City earmarked $15,000 specifically for plantings in the Downtown.
     *   Parks and recreation will be using a portion of these funds to provide plants for the beds with functioning watering systems (primarily those along Lincoln)
     *   The DDA has selected a contractor with the remainder. Garden Graffiti will be doing the clear out on the 4th street beds, and prove ornamental grasses in a number of those beds, as the funding allows. Those plantings should be in the ground before the end of June.
  *   The clear out of the beds will involve removing all plant material that currently lies there, weeding and litter removal, and remulching.
  *   In beds that don't have a sculpture or tree, we'll be planting grasses that both provide a pleasing and constant feel along the street, and help to highlight the storefronts you all work so hard to present.
     *   Our Contract with Garden Graffiti also provides weeding and litter pick for all 28 beds, and watering for the 8 that will contain plantings for the duration of the season (through October)

A few planter beds will also be getting a large planter pot added (they are ordered- to arrive in July). Those pots will be re-used long term when the streets plans are completed, and consistent with those being added to The Foundry. 


While we all look forward to the improvements coming with HIP Streets, we are confident that this year will be a great improvement over the relative neglect the beds have suffered through more recently.


BEFORE PHOTOS:

 

          

AFTER PHOTOS:   A few of the beds after they have been re-leveled, mulched and planted with grasses-  Planter Pots coming Soon!

        

 

 

 

 


 

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