La Bella Strada: Erie Street/Via Italia Trees Planted
Tuesday May 15th, 2012
Posted at 3:15pm
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Erie Street’s new $2.4 million dollar look has made it green. Over the past week, dozens of trees were planted as part of the La Bella Strada project to update the streetscaping in Via Italia.
The “La Bella Strada” project is a LEED Certified, outdoor, cafe-oriented setting styled with “old country” elements, reduced on-street parking and will feature an incredibly ‘greened’ stretch of roadway with hundreds of additional trees and flower planters.
Phase One of the project included the reconstruction of the entire street between Howard and Hall.
Last summer, new curbs were constructed to accommodate sidewalks and accompanying patio spaces. A new roundabout opened last fall.