This project looks to install grates in the tree wells in the central business district.
Currently, OCC pays to have them mulched once a year and maintain them (weeding). They are a tripping hazard, limit ADA movement, and can be unsightly.
Adding the grates would provide a level surface, that would allow for safer ADA and pedestrian traffic, minimize the annual maintenance costs.
Link to map of all tree wells:
I am very supportive of this idea. I strongly favor the options that prevent weeds from coming through. Every summer the business district grows unsightly from weeds in the tree wells. The regular mulching has been a huge improvement, but unfortunately the weeds eventually make their way through the mulch.