Greening block by block: Newington Ave.

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Newington Ave. Neighbors Association meeting flyer (8/4/11)

Newington Ave. is home to some of the most exciting greening projects in Reservoir Hill.  Residents have transformed the 700 block of Newington Ave. into a tree-lined street with beautiful flowers everywhere, from the windows to the stairs, and even to alleys and empty tree pits. While residents are the ones who have the vision to accomplish these projects, RHIC can help to connect neighbors to each other and to find funding sources for future projects.  In the coming year, we hope that both the houses and residents along the 700, 800, and 900 blocks of Newington Ave. will all be linked with trees, flowers, and other community-building projects.

Here is a quick review of some of the highlights on Newington Ave. over the just the last few months:

Baltimore City DOT laid new sidewalks:

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700 block of Newington Ave. (5/27/11)

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700 block of Newington Ave. (5/31/11)

And in the process, expanded tree pits:

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Expanded tree pit on the 700 block of Newington Ave. (8/4/11)

Residents installed wrought-iron flower boxes as part of a Healthy Neighborhoods Capital Grant:

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Wrought-iron flower boxes on the 700 block of Newington Ave. (8/4/11)

The side garden at 730 Newington Ave. (a formerly vacant lot) was selected as a featured site for the 8/13/11 Charm City Garden Tour:

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Side garden at 730 Newington Ave. (8/4/11)

And even the empty tree pits look terrific:

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Empty tree pit on the 700 block of Newington Ave. (8/4/11)