Poll: Should the City Beautify Pearl Road?

Councilman has plan to minimize the 'hodgepodge' look of Route 42

Ward 3 Councilman Jim Carbone is by unifying the jumble of storefronts into blocks of consistent architecture, landscaping, and brick and stone color.

His plan seeks to make new businesses conform to specific architectural standards and brick color, and add hedge rows, pine trees and black fencing and lamp posts.

Pearl Road would be broken into districts, and areas that are still developing -- like the and 's new   -- would be guided toward a uniform look.

It's not too late to make an impact, says Carbone, who has long cringed at what he calls a "hodgepodge" look on Pearl.

"At Whitney and Pearl, in the next five years, we could see a dozen new businesses," he said. 

So what do you think? We're taking a poll to see if residents agree with Carbone's idea.


Sharon Galvan March 21, 2012 at 03:34 PM
Thanks to Jim Carbone for taking this on! It's a great initiative that needs the support of council and businesses.
Strongsville grl March 22, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I agree it is awefull!!!
jake March 22, 2012 at 03:59 AM
"It's not too LAKE to make an impact"
Jen March 22, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Kim I agree 100%!!!! it looks like the city of Parma! YUCK!!!!!!!!
Priscilla March 22, 2012 at 08:56 PM
That needs to happen! Thanks for taking on this problem and trying to keep Strongsville beautiful.


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