On site work commenced this week as workers refashioned the triangular intersection of 42nd St. and Woodland Ave. in University City, as part of the City’s Pedestrian Plaza Program. A ribbon cutting ceremony is scheduled for September 19th.
Launched last year, the program is aimed at transforming underutilized asphalt into welcoming pedestrian spaces, a citywide trend that’s also occurring at blacktops at various city schools and rec centers. Members of the University City District hosted community meetings to collect design input which informed the final renderings, created by ThinkGreen of Glenside.
“We were fortunate in this case to be able to combine that street segment with the adjacent traffic triangle, creating a much larger space that will allow people to sit and linger, including patrons of the Starbucks across the street,”…