Sunday, September 10, 2006

40th & Davenport Historical Marker & Plaza

This pedestrian plaza was completed in October 2006 by a partnership between the Joslyn Castle Neighborhood and the city of Omaha Public Works dept. It took two and a half years to execute this traffic calming plaza idea and included a collaboration of many local neighborhood interests. The focal point of the plaza is the chipped limestone planter that is currently planted with grasses and other low maintenance plants. The green space around the historical marker for the Sara and George Joslyn home also includes low maintenance plants and buffalo grass. The vegetation for this civic space was partially funded by the Nebraska Statewide Arboretum.