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We finally have an idea of what Park Street will look like when Phase 2 of the Streetscape is done! The City of Alameda recently installed a large rendering of the Park Street Streetscape Phase 2 Project at the northeast corner of Park Street and Central Avenue. If you are on Park Street, you can see it posted above the doorway of the old “Uniglobe building” at 1400 Park Street. The colorful drawing depicts the streetscape project as it will look in two to three years time, during the fall season.
The rendering was prepared by ignition architecture, a local Park Street architecture firm that specializes in all types of residential and commercial design.
As depicted in the rendering, Evergreen Brisbane Boxes will be planted as corner accents and Maple Trees and Lindens will be planted in an alternating pattern between the Brisbane Box. During the fall, the Maples will turn to a brilliant red while the Lindens will turn a vibrant yellow.
Most of the trees, at the time of planting, will be approximately 10-12 feet in height with a 3-4 foot canopy, while 20% of the trees will be approximately 12-14 feet in height with a 5-6 foot canopy. The trees are expected to reach mature heights of 25-35 feet within a few years.
October Glory Maples, Silver Lindens, and Brisbane Box trees were selected based on the community’s desire for fast-growth, color, and shade. The trees will be planted on the three blocks extending from San Jose Avenue to Central Avenue. A total of 60 new trees will be planted, 20 of each species.
In addition to the trees, the rendering shows the continuation of the dual acorn historic street lights and new bicycle racks that will provide bicyclists with convenient locations to securely lock their bikes. Parking kiosks will replace the existing parking meters.
The City’s original announcement can be viewed online at:
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Learn more about what’s happening in the Park Street Business District, including this week’s calendar highlights, by visiting www.ShopParkStreet.com/news. You can also find the “Park Street Business Association” on Facebook and Twitter.