West Railroad Avenue Streetscape Project
PNC Bank has lost its trees, along with West Railroad Avenue going towards DiBirzzi's Pizzeria.
Why were they removed? On July 8, 2003, four large trees stood tall and proud in front of the
bank. However, on July 9, 2003, no trees remained. A couple days later, no trees remained between
West Church Street and Forsgate Drive. Recent conversation with Borough representatives has brought
upon the fact that the town received a $35,000 grant to improve the downtown section and had
to be used. For cutting down trees you ask? Well, yes and no. The plan is to replace the
trees with new trees (like the two in front of Gandy & Brown's Realty) and replace the sidewalks.
According to the Borough, "We are using stamped asphalt or concrete so that we don't have the problem of weeds growing through or
broken bricks coming loose. We have applied for additional grants to continue this project on East Railroad Ave."
This is the first step towards beautifying the downtown area.
as of October 2003:
Construction is almost completed.
as of November 2003:
Construction is done!
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