Washington Post spotlights Maryland’s Better Block Project

Mount Ranier, Maryland, is developing a Better Block project set to launch in April of 2011. The Washington Post interviewed organizers of the event to learn more details:

Mount Rainier officials and business owners envision transforming a city block littered with vacant storefronts into one with art galleries or cafes with outdoor seating, plants lining the sidewalks and musicians performing — at least for a day.

“Imagine what could be,” Jan Townshend, program manager for the Riverdale Park-based nonprofit Neighborhood Design Center, said at the Sept. 8 meeting of the Mount Rainier City Council. It would “show how you could create some really nice outdoor seating areas and performance spaces, and you could really get a lively street environment going.”

Full article here.

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