DELAND - One man's vision of transforming a run-down neighborhood into a "garden district" is beginning to take root.
About 100 large sabal palm trees have been planted in the past few weeks along a stretch of East Voorhis Avenue.
landscape improvements, designed o give the road a pedestrian-friendly
feel, are on the way, said Michael Arth, a home and urban designer who
is behind the revitalization effort of what was once a high-crime area.
"We're trying to create a gateway into the town," Arth said Tuesday afternoon, adding that more palms will eventually line Voorhis from Amelia Avenue to Woodland Boulevard. "They make the road feel enclosed and protected"... READ MORE >>