The Playhouse District devotes resources to maintain, repair, and replace elements of the public realm in our district. In particular, we regularly pressure-wash sidewalks, clean streets and sidewalks, remove graffiti, water street trees, and remove trash. To help further beautify and unify the various streets and areas within the Playhouse District, we follow a streetscapes plan created especially for our district. Along with the City of Pasadena, we help implement and maintain elements such as lighting, benches, and others to make the pedestrian environment a more welcoming experience.
In March 2016, the Playhouse District installed the fourth iteration in a series of banners that appear on many of our district streets. The new bold graphics are a play on words, incorporating “Play”, “House”, and “District” in a manner that evokes exploration and excitement. The color palette, while updated for the 21st century, builds on a design created for the Playhouse District back in 1996.
As a component of the district’s streetscapes plan, many of our trash receptacles date back 15 years and were in disrepair and, in some cases, unsafe. In January 2016, the Playhouse District funded the replacement and cost-effective refurbishment of 33 trash receptacles along Colorado Boulevard, consistent with the existing designs.