Plans for the Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza haven’t been forgotten, but the project has stalled as it’s still awaiting approval from the Public Design Commission. Plans include revamping the avenue from Hall to Emerson streets and establishing a two-block pedestrian plaza between Hall and Grand. Last February the Department of Transportation presented a rough draft with possible ideas for a performance space, a farmers market, game tables, cafe seating, and shade structures. Blaise Backer, the executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project, says the public art component of the plaza held up commission approval, which has put the project behind schedule. The Commission should approve plans within a month and will then release the approved designs. Construction was initially expected to last until August 2013.
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