The Sherman Avenue Streetscape Project, which is fixing up a dreary, ugly stretch of Sherman Avenue from about Barry Place (near Florida Ave) to Otis Place, is going really well. Finished up to Morton, it really looks nice -- like a planned boulevard that was just built in some new area of town. The sidewalks are nice and new and wider with little plant boxes, the gutters are fixed up, the pavement is new and not cracked all over the place, and the median strip has some tree seedlings and other plants. There are also new trash cans and some bike racks, wider lanes, and "sharrows" for biking (those are the arrows that make it more evident that bikes can share the road.)
It really makes the area look 100% better. The website for the plan is out of date (it says Oct. 2012 for a completion date) but it's almost done, with just about a block to go. Nice to see this, and I'd bet Sherman residents are happy with -- especially since all the dirt, noise and construction equipment are almost gone.
Do you live around Sherman? What do you think of it?