street·​scape | \ ˈstrēt-ˌskāp How to pronounce streetscape (audio) \

Definition of streetscape

1 : the appearance or view of a street
2 : a work of art depicting a view of a street

Examples of streetscape in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Construction on Livernois of a new streetscape had slowed the flow of customers to shops. Chanel Stitt, Detroit Free Press, "Avenue of Fashion retailers see drop in sales, newer businesses struggle to stay afloat," 17 Oct. 2020 Construction crews are busy making improvements to downtown Wilmette this month, as part of the village’s $10 million streetscape project. Karen Ann Cullotta,, "Wilmette’s $10 million downtown streetscape project moving ahead this fall," 6 Oct. 2020 Neighbors fear the project will add more students to schools already nearing capacity, cause traffic woes , given its entrance and exit proposed on Joppa Road, ruin the streetscape and reduce property values. Taylor Deville,, "Opponents to affordable housing development in Towson say project would further erode historic Black neighborhood," 25 Sep. 2020 The Better Lake Street project calls for the resurfacing of Lake Street between Harlem Avenue and Austin Boulevard, with streetscape elements added in certain areas. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park’s Lake Street construction to continue in Hemingway district, will finish by Thanksgiving," 10 Sep. 2020 After a brief respite from construction, Lake Street will close this week in Oak Park’s Hemingway business district as crews aim to complete the overall streetscape and resurfacing project by Thanksgiving. Steve Schering,, "Oak Park’s Lake Street construction to continue in Hemingway district, will finish by Thanksgiving," 10 Sep. 2020 In April, crews closed Lake Street in downtown Oak Park to begin work on the streetscape and resurfacing project, which appeared to be nearing completion Tuesday morning. Steve Schering,, "Officials: Lake Street in downtown Oak Park could reopen to traffic this week," 1 Sep. 2020 This year Parma is scheduled to receive roughly $980,000 in CDBG funding with around $180,000 earmarked toward streetscape projects. John Benson, cleveland, "Parma announces 2020 streetscaping projects using CDBG funds," 12 Aug. 2020 The streetscape, too, is marvelously Old World, thanks to a painstaking postwar reconstruction effort. National Geographic, "40 years after Solidarity, Gdańsk's rebellious spirit still inspires Poland," 11 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of streetscape

1833, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Oct 2020

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“Streetscape.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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