placemaking & History

Placemaking cuts across all Planning and Sustainability actions.  We create public spaces (streetscapes, parks, recreation and conservation areas) and help shape the private realm and new development to make our city stronger, build our sense of place, strengthen public health, and make the city stronger. We aim to build on our history, our cultural identity, and our authenticity.

Photo of Seth Thomas Clock from 1971, it says "Daniel's" on the top

Seth Thomas street clock: Dedicated Mayor Calvin Coolidge 1910, removed by private clock owner 1996, purchased by City (Planning & Sustainability) 2015, restored and installed in Pulaski Park 2016