New Walkway, Entrance at City Hall Underway: Project Part of Effort to Beautify Broadway

July 31, 2013
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Progress can be seen on a new walkway, sitting area at the Broadway and Church Street entrance to City Hall. The photo above was taken on July 19, and even more work has been completed since.

Progress can be seen on a new walkway, sitting area at the Broadway and Church Street entrance to City Hall. The photo above was taken on July 19, and even more work has been completed since.

City workers and contractors are working diligently on construction of a new, more inviting entrance to Everett City Hall at the ground level entrance closest to the intersection of Broadway and Church Street.

The new pathway and enclosed sitting area will likely include a new flagpole when completed and will be a more welcoming entrance to City Hall for residents walking up from Everett Square.

“The Mayor has made a point that he’d like to see the city improve the Everett Square and Broadway area of the city and this is a part of that improvement,” explained Director of Planning and Development James Errickson. “It’s a nice little beautification project that will also tie into the pedestrian improvements that we’ve made to the crosswalks along that part of Broadway.”

The corner of the City Hall property where the improvements are being made, had formerly been home to a small tree that was, according to Errickson, in poor condition. The mayor and his staff made the decision that improving the corner of the lot would help make City Hall more attractive and inviting to the public, so the project was undertaken near the end of last year.

Errickson said he was not sure of the timeline for completion, but did point out that progress has been good and new entrance to City hall could likely be completed before the end of the summer.