On Thursday, September 15, at 5:30 PM, join Greater Ashmont Main Street and COGdesign in Peabody Square, Dorchester to celebrate the installation of seventeen new concrete planters in Peabody Square at the inaugural Dorchester Bike & Brew Fest.
In the spring of 2016, Greater Ashmont Main Street (GAMS) asked COGdesign to help redesign two plazas in Peabody Square, Dorchester to make them more inviting, safe, fun, beautiful, and educational. The plazas were reconstructed a decade ago, but confusing paving and curb cuts on the west side plaza at the corner of Ashmont Street and Dorchester Avenue encourage driving into the pedestrian-only portion of the plaza, and the plantings in a rain garden constructed on the east side of the plaza had failed.
The new planters / Jenn CarteeIn June, the Boston Parks Department restored plantings at the east side plaza rain garden. Later that month, when GAMS Executive Director Jenn Cartee learned that seventeen large concrete planters were available from the Parks Department, COGdesign volunteer designers Nancy Lattanzio, Love Albrecht, and Ruth Riske quickly adapted their plans.