New Trees on Fulton St.

Here is a little update on the streetscape happenings.

Progress is continuing on the streetscape improvement project. Pavers have been laid in the amenity band (the band between the  curb and the sidewalk, where trees, benches, trash cans, etc. are placed) from Troy to Nostrand on the north side of Fulton Street. That will continue until the pavers have been laid all the way to Bedford Avenue, at which point work will begin on the south side of the street.

Planting season is also officially underway as of March 15, and landscapers have been planting new street trees on both sides of Fulton Street. The new trees are “skyline” honey locusts and “halka” Japanese zelkovas. Benches, trash cans, bike racks and muni (parking) meters will come later in the spring or over the summer.

Marcy Plaza is also progressing, with one of two planters (the one closer to Fulton Street) already poured. The plaza, and the project as a whole, are scheduled to be completed by the end of August 2012.

The Business of Trees

  • Shoppers claim that they will spend 9% to 12% more for goods and services in central business districts having high quality tree canopy.
  • Shoppers indicate that they will travel greater distance and a longer time to visit a district having high quality trees, and spend more time there once they arrive.

Categories: Fulton Street

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