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Keeping Downtown Neighborhoods Beautiful

You may have noticed that your Downtown neighborhood is looking a little greener these days, as the Downtown San Diego Partnership continues its beautification efforts on the streets. We watched as crews installed large planters and new flower baskets around Cortez Hill last week.

Cortez Hill Beautification

The pots aren’t exactly our style, but we welcome any kind of new greenery.

Cortez Hill Beautification

See those new pots on each corner? They were added in sets of three around Cortez Hill.

Cortez Hill Beautification

Hanging from the recently-upgraded LED streetlamps are these new hanging baskets, which you’ve probably seen in other neighborhoods.

Cortez Hill Beautification

These seem to have a better watering system than the older ones. The Clean & Safe crew can quickly connect to a hose down low, which runs up the post and sprinkles water over each basket.

Cortez Hill Beautification

Last week, Downtown San Diego Partnership shared a gallery of photos on Facebook to show what goes into assembling the baskets.

Cortez Hill Beautification

Additional beautification efforts are planned in other Downtown neighborhoods. Downtown Partnership says they’ll be hanging pots in some places and placing planters in others. The tree lighting program we previously highlighted is set to continue along the major corridors as well.

Lighting Up Downtown San Diego

You may have noticed that B Street is twinkling brighter these days, as Downtown San Diego Partnership and SDG&E completed the first part of a new tree lighting program last month. The plan is to illuminate more than 400 trees with LED lights on major corridors throughout Downtown.

Downtown Tree Lighting Program

Pretty, huh?

Downtown Tree Lighting Program

It’s all part of the Clean & Safe Program, which provides services like sidewalk cleaning and security patrols in five Downtown neighborhoods.

Downtown Tree Lighting Program

Look for more lights to go up along Columbia Street, Kettner Street, Market Street, and Tenth Avenue in the coming months. For now, take a walk down B Street and enjoy the lights.

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