On Friday, work is back on track at the Bartlett Street “parklet” off Salem Street. Crews are installing brick-like tile sheets over the asphalt. According to neighbor Mark Bernier, it looks “fantastic” and is a big improvement to what has been a literal dumping corner of the neighborhood.
After years of playing second fiddle to Hanover Street, the renovation and upgrade of the Salem Street corridor and its public infrastructure has brought new life to the North End’s “other main street.” The Bartlett Place parklet tops off the complete street upgrade of sewers, electrical, sidewalks, roadway and new acorn lighting.
Below is a rendering of the Bartlett Place parklet.