Franklin redevelopment depends on grassroots
by Dennis Geisinger
published August 18
Partners for the redesign of the nearly mile and a quarter of Franklin Avenue that serves as the central business corridor through the Seward neighborhood released a “Draft Community Vision” document last week that details what its title page calls “an interim look at a community process for making Franklin Avenue a Great Street.”
To paint or remove paint —two choose weapons in local graffiti war
Erik Espeland prefers a rag and a can of paint remover. “Since late April or the beginning of May, we've cleaned up graffiti on Lake Street, from the Target store at the Minnehaha Mall to West River Road, two or three times,” said Espeland, who counts on about 30 volunteers. With direction and some funding from the City and from Longfellow Community Council, Espeland, who calls his group REMOV (Removing Existing Marks of Vandalism), says that high visibility areas that were a problem before are getting better.
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