ELITE GREENFIELD BUSINESS SPONSORS
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- Salon Louie
- Murray Avenue Apothecary
- Tom B. Joyce Contracting
- Kimicata Brothers Landscaping
- InterWorx Hosting Control Panel
- Bernacki Family Practice and Wellness Center
- Kids Plus Pediatrics
ABOUT THE PROJECT
Almost 30 years ago a portal was constructed to greet people as they entered the Greenfield neighborhood at the intersection of Beechwood Boulevard and Alger Street located at the southern end of the Greenfield Bridge. Through the combination of wear, tear, weather, and traffic, the portal is in desperate need of replacement.
In November 2009 Connect Greenfield, in collaboration with the Greenfield Organization, initiated a design process to solicit design concepts, principles and features for incorporation in the redesigned portal. The resulting design for the island includes a sustainable mix of native perennials and annual plants that are high sun, low water, and salt tolerant with a year round presence. It also includes a centerpiece sign. The design of the sign incorporates an iconic representation of Greenfield’s hills in a simple and non-distractive manner. The sign is also curved so as to be visible from two directions and is lit for nighttime visibility. The color green in included and the text is limited to “Greenfield” and “Welcomes You.” In addition the sign’s materials complement the surrounding buildings and nearby Greenfield Bridge incorporating brick, sandstone and metal in its construction.
Lami Grubb Architects and engineers Santangelo and Lindsay are currently under contract to complete designs and installation oversight for the project. The final engineering of the sign will be completed through a joint effort of Lami Grubb Architects and the selected sign fabricator. Site preparations are also complete including site demo and new curbs, sidewalk, sign footer, brick base wall, and street light. The site is ready for sign installation and landscaping this summer with a grand unveiling in August. Councilman Corey O’Connor has agreed to provide the necessary moneys to complete funding for the fabrication and installation of the sign itself, including power and illumination. The City’s Green Up Pittsburgh Program and Kimicata Brothers Landscaping are partnering to provide the landscaping for the project. Tom B. Joyce Contracting continues to offer his time and services and has been instrumental in preparing the site and securing donated materials.
Total Cost: $60,100 with funding support from:
$ 7,400 Donations from Greenfield Residents and Businesses
$ 10,000 Laurel Foundation Grant
$ 10,500 Pro Bono Services
$ 19,000 City Funding
$ 13,200 Mayor’s Green Up Pittsburgh Program
October 2012 Grand Unveiling
Alger Street and Beechwood Boulevard, Fall 2009
Proposed New Greenfield Neighborhood Portal – August 2012
Design Architect: Wang Chang, Lami Grubb Architects, LP, Greenfield Resident
Landscape Architect: Claudia Saladin, LEED AP, Greenfield Resident