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Green Streets Design Workshop, Informational Session Set for Feb. 11

SPRINGFIELD — A Green Streets design workshop and informational session related to regreening the X commercial district in Springfield will be held on Thursday, Feb. 11 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Forest Park Library Community Room.

Regreen Springfield is working with the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission (PVPC), the Conway School of Design, the Springfield Water and Sewer Commission, and the city of Springfield to determine the feasibility of installing ‘green street’ components in the X neighborhood, and to develop recommendations that will be shared with the city’s Planning and Engineering departments as they advance possible realignment of roadway patterns at the X.

During the session, a public presentation outlining the scope of the project will be delivered, and neighborhood input and participation in the process will be solicited. An overview of the function and value of urban trees will also be presented. Students from the Conway School of Design, the PVPC, and Regreen Springfield will deliver the presentation, and it will be interactive in nature.

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