47th Street Triangle Dedication - 7/27

The following is a note from Joe McNulty of the UCD inviting neighbors to the dedication ceremony for the newly relandscaped traffic triangle at 47th and Baltimore. See you there._____________________________________________________

Hello Baltimore Ave! You may have noticed that the work on the 47th street triangle is complete. Well, we would like to have a small celebration to thank all of those who were involved in transforming the triangle at 47th and Baltimore on July 27 at 4:00 p.m.

We are very pleased with the outcome of the reconstruction of the triangle. Where there was once a broken concrete island that served as a loading zone for delivery trucks, there is now a much larger footprint, a landscaped area that covers most of the island, and new trees that will provide beautiful blooms in the spring. The enlarged triangle and pavers along the 47th Street edge provide safer crossings for pedestrians. We have received several accolades from nearby residents, including from one who said that it “gives the intersection and the buildings around its perimeter a totally different feel and really makes the neighborhood look a lot more inviting.”

One of the best outcomes of the triangle is the relationships it enabled us to build and strengthen with a variety of folks around the neighborhood and city. There are many people to credit for this collaborative effort, including residents, business owners, the Streets Department, UC Green, and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. And the collaboration continues as nearby residents help with weeding and planting.

I hope you can make it next week. Jim Roebuck will be there, among others from the city, to celebrate this newest effort to make ours the greenest neighborhood in Philly! Best, Joe