street·scape | \ˈstrēt-ˌskāp \

Definition of streetscape 

1 : the appearance or view of a street

2 : a work of art depicting a view of a street

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For more than four decades, the low-rise apartment building blended in with the streetscape of single-family homes and big-box retailers along Rohlwing Road in Addison. Pamela Dittmer Mckuen,, "Renovated Addison apartments offer special draw: one-bedrooms topping 1,000 square feet," 24 May 2018 This location of Jose's has seating on two floors, including a balcony that overlooks the new streetscape in the Village. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Long-awaited Jose's Blue Sombrero opens July 9 in Wauwatosa's Village," 5 July 2018 Changing the streetscape Pedestrian advocates often point to street infrastructure favoring cars, SUVs and trucks over other road users as creating adverse conditions for those on foot or pedaling. Allie Gross, Detroit Free Press, "Death on foot: Detroit leads large cities in pedestrian deaths," 2 July 2018 City officials are considering demolition of several of the structures held by one property owner that would leave holes in the historic streetscape. Will Higgins, Indianapolis Star, "These 10 classic, historic Indiana buildings are on borrowed time," 2 May 2018 As for the Gormley Canal, the city did a remarkable job in weaving the filled bed into the fabric of the city, such that by 1883, when Robinson’s Atlas was released, the St. Andrew streetscape looked no different than its surroundings. Richard Campanella,, "A canal in Central City? Little-known waterway once connected city to swamp," 6 Mar. 2018 The city has begun projects centering on new signage and streetscape beautification to bolster the downtown, officials said. Linda Girardi, Aurora Beacon-News, "Survey says Yorkville residents would like more restaurants, stores," 3 July 2018 Devoted to the American artist who found much inspiration in Western New York’s vistas and streetscapes, there’s always an eclectic range of craft art, architecture and design on exhibit to discover. Amy Thomas, New York Times, "36 Hours in Buffalo," 28 June 2018 Decor: The streetscape outdoor dining patio at the restaurant front entrance has cafe seating framed by a fence and protected by a traditional cloth awning. Philip Potempa, Post-Tribune, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs and NWI: Don Quijote Restaurante in Valparaiso," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of streetscape

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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