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Streets and boulevards all over the world are lined with London Plane trees, and now Winton Road - as it passes through our Village Center, is one of them!
The Village’s Comprehensive Plan called for the Winton Road corridor to have a distinctive look – a stretch of road with a treatment that sets it apart, creating a sense of place so you know you have arrived in the heart of Greenhills. That has now come to fruition when, on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, twenty-five gorgeous London Plane trees were planted in the new Winton Road median.
The London plane tree is so tolerant of urban environments that it has been a fixture in cities throughout the world for hundreds of years. The tree can survive tree pits surrounded by impermeable asphalt and concrete, making rain absorption difficult. Despite their potential size when fully grown, the trees adapt to cramped quarters. They are also able to survive runoff from salted roads.
London planes grow at a rate of 13 to 24 inches per year. The mature height of the London plane tree is 75 to 100 feet.
It is actually a hybrid between two tree species, the American sycamore (Platanus occidentalis) and the Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis). The tree looks enough like its American parent that it is frequently mistaken for a sycamore, as both have smooth grayish brown bark, which exfoliates to reveal a tan or pale green trunk beneath. This peeling bark is a useful adaptation, which helps to eliminate harmful insects and parasites, and also helps the tree cleanse itself of urban pollution.
The London Plan tree is a symbol of diplomacy and education.
They can live for several hundred years.
The Greenhills Swimming Pool opens Saturday, May 29th of Memorial Day weekend.
No advance registration is required. Swim all day!
Social distancing and face masks when not social distancing still apply.
We are now taking registrations for swim lessons at www.greenhills.coursestorm.com.
Download this flyer to read details about the lessons.
Another program year for the Home Improvement Repair grant program is underway! To be eligible, you must own your home, meet certain income criteria, and could not have previously received a grant through this program. The amount of each grant is based on income and family size. The grant can be used for exterior improvements such as painting, siding, gutters, roofs, doors, windows, steps, railings, sidewalks and driveways.
f you qualify, this program can provide up to $2,000 for those repairs that do not need to be concerned with historic compliance and up to $5,000 if the proposed work is within the National Historic Landmark district and involves historic restorations or renovations that meet historic guidelines - as determined by the age of your home and the extent to which the proposed improvement matches original features of the structure.
Program guidelines and the application are available by CLICKING HERE.
Greenhills has the rare designation as a National Historic Landmark. The most effective way to preserve the character of historic Greenhills is through the designation of a local historic district.
In follow-up to meetings that were held with property owners within the potential boundaries of a local historic district, the design guidelines were revised on key items -- such as windows -- to
make them more practical and affordable.
To review the updated guidelines you can upload them here.
The boundaries that are proposed for the local historic district can be viewed by clicking here.
Once you have read the revised guidelines, click here to take the survey.
The survey will be available until May 16th.
The Greenhills Code of Ordinances requires that peddlers and solicitors be registered before undertaking any peddling or soliciting in the Village. As a service to our residents, we will post the vendors who have obtained the appropriate registration with the Village.
The Village is not endorsing any services or products with this registration. The purpose is to inform the public as to who has registered to do peddling or soliciting in the Village.