The tree warden has posted a tree on Greenwich Ave for removal. A complaint triggered a public hearing, which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb 25 at 12:00 noon.
Per the notice posted by the Tree Warden, Dr. Greg Kramer, any person, firm or corporation objecting to the removal is requested to be present.
The tree removal is to make way for intersection improvements including: adding greenspace and creating sidewalk bumpouts for traffic calming.
During a presentation in October, DPW deputy commissioner Jim Michel said the project would begin in March and be completed by Memorial Day.
Project manager Jason Kaufman said the chief goal of the project is to increase pedestrian safety.
Greenwich Police officers no longer direct traffic at Greenwich Avenue intersections during the day.
In addition to increasing greenspace, other goals are to build ‘a sense of place,’ and increase general accessibility for people with disabilities, people pushing strollers, people in high heels, etc.
Kaufman said this intersection project would also serve as a model for other intersections on the Ave. (More details on the project are available on the town website.)
He said about 300 pedestrians use the intersection during the pm peak, and 800 pedestrians use it during a one hour period on a Saturday. About 3,500 vehicles travel through the intersection a day.
Four parking spaces will be removed south of the intersection to make room for green space, increasing the existing 340 sq ft of green space by 1,860 sq ft.
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Initially the town posted the wrong tree for removal.
A tree on East Elm Street on the side of Betteridge was briefly posted. The sign was later removed, and the tree in front of TD Bank was posted the following Monday.