Two things are sorely lacking downtown: greenery and condos.
Developer Barry Shy is offering a remedy, of sorts, for both.
He has three condo projects wending their way through the approval process that, if they go through as planned, will add 854 more units to the Historic Core.
All three – at 601 S. Main St., 920 S. Hill St. and 955 S. Broadway – will add a dash of greenery to the concrete jungle. They will use “greenscaping,” with the larger 920 S. Hill project featuring a 40-foot-high “green wall” and all three slated to sport plants along their respective adjacent alleys.
“Downtown is so under-parked, with so little greenery,” said Kate Bartolo, Shy’s land-use consultant. “What we’re trying to do with these projects is turn a little bit of downtown’s concrete corridors into a greenbelt.”