July 19, 2021
Starr Neighborhood residents will use paint to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection of 19th and North C Streets on Monday, July 26. The intersection will feature painted curb bump outs and an enhanced crosswalk design to help visually slow traffic, improving safety for residents and for children walking to Starr Elementary School.
The intersection will feature artwork designed by Earlham art student and lifelong Wayne County resident, Kate Wallace. Kate’s design celebrates Richmond and Starr’s jazz history. The project follows a series of recent investment in the Starr Neighborhood and will build upon past successes improving aesthetics of the neighborhood. The project is made possible by a grant from the Urban Enterprise Association (UEA).
Residents of the Starr Neighborhood will help implement the intersection improvements. Richmond residents and members of the press are welcome to participate or observe the painting. Painting will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m on Monday, July 26. Residents and members of the press are invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony that will be held on the morning of Tuesday, July 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Press Contact: Jeb Reece
Community Development Coordinator
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