The shot above, facing south along the eastern edge of the 7th-St.-straddling site of the Heights Mercantile development, shows a few of the new meant-to-catch-eyes green sashes now adorning a series of trees along the Heights Blvd. sidewalk. But just what kind of message are those low-slung stripes sending to workers at the site, a reader wonders? Does green mean made the cut, or cut ’em down?
Renderings of plans for the project include a double-wide strip of trees framing a walking path parallel to 7th St. (labeled an outdoor art gallery), with additional greenery arranged in front of the Heights Blvd. bungalows being recruited into the retail center:
- Previously on Swamplot: Where Cloud 10 and All Those Extra Parking Spaces Will Fit Into Heights Mercantile; Daily Demolition Report: Marshall Mashed; No Parking Variance for Heights Mercantile Retail Redo on 7th and Yale;Here’s Heights Mercantile, Carved Out of the Former Pappas Warehouse Facility at Yale and 7th St.
Images: Swamplot inbox (photo), Michael Hsu Office of Architecture (rendering)