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Design gives neighborhood new look

By Michael Haun - STAFF WRITER, THE DAYTONA BEACH NEWS-JOURNAL
DEC 5, 2001

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.

And more 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 >>

 

 

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