If you’re going to call yourself The Boulevard, you’d better have your act together. And that’s been the calling card for this priority development area – located on Laney Walker Boulevard between 9th and 12th Streets – for close to a century: the commercial heart of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, the place where high-hat religion mingled with the southeast’s best jazz club and where the wildly popular Del-Mar Casino sat alongside some of the most prominent African-American businesses in the nation. The Boulevard is where it all happens. This urban activity corridor attracts people from around the City because of its institutional facilities, neighborhood retail, and unique combination of multi-family, single family and rehabilitated homes.
- Streetscape featuring wide sidewalks, shade trees and landscaping, decorative, energy-efficient lighting, and benches
- Entry features on Summer Street and 12th Street
- New brick paver crosswalks to promote connectivity along Laney Walker Boulevard and enhance the look of the neighborhood
- Carefully rehabilitated buildings for professional and government services, neighborhood businesses and residences
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