Yes, our wall needed serious repair. That was clear. However, we recognized that the need for repairs also served as an opportunity to address another issue the wall posed:
- By pushing the wall back on the Hilliard side of the street we gained valuable space for pedestrians who previously had to walk in a lane of traffic while traversing that corner,
- by expanding the landing at the corner and creating a set of stairs to our building, we are extending a warm welcome to our community that the previous wall lacked,
- and by creating a green space and a dedicated "parking pad" for food trucks at the front of the building we are creating space for our community and partners to gather and connect.