Officials Urge Beechview Residents To Think Of Broadway Avenue Redesign As ‘First Phase’

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A 1.2-mile stretch in the heart of Beechview is slated for an overhaul. The hope is that the Broadway Avenue Public Realm project will make the neighborhood safer, more beautiful and reinvigorate the business district.

Life is better when you don’t think you’re about to get run over, and residents say Broadway Avenue feels more like a highway than a neighborhood street, with the light rail and speeding cars.

To fix that, city planners have proposed using paint and planters to claim more space for pedestrians, said project manager Felipe Palomo.

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Missy Sorg