February 21, 2008

Framingham wins $500K in federal funds for downtown streetscape improvements

Framingham was qualified for half a million in federal money for its Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project, according to Congressman Ed Markey and State Rep. Pam Richardson. The money will go toward "streetscape improvements throughout the Downtown area including periodic streetlight installation, installation of pedestrian-scale lighting, sidewalk and walkway construction, installation of street furniture, and landscaping," Rep. Richardson said in an e-mail.

This is great news, as a more pedestrian-friendly streetscape is absolutely critical for downtown revitalization plans. It's nice to see serious local, state and federal attention on this key issue.

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