CityScape Honors 15 Projects with Beautification Awards

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown CityScape has announced the winners of its 11th annual Beautification Awards, a list that includes the Barnes & Noble and Edge student housing development at Youngstown State University.

The winners were honored last night at a reception at DeYor Performing Arts Center downtown.

“It may be a multi-million dollar development or simply an exceptionally beautiful lawn in a neighborhood, said executive director Sharon Letson in a release. “CityScape’s awards are a small way for us to say ‘thank you’ to others who are committed to making a difference in helping Youngstown look inviting.

Awards were given in three categories: business, community and residential.

Winners in the business category were:

  • Mike Gibson, Gibson Works Property Art.
  • U-Pull-it, Youngstown U-Pull-It Albert Street Beautification.
  • Hallmark Campus Communities and Fortress Real Estate Co., The Edge student apartments and Barnes & Noble bookstore.

Winners in the community category were:

  • Mahoning County Land Bank, Land Bank-Neighborhood Association beautification projects.
  • Youngstown Fire Department, Mahoning Ave Bridge Firefighter Memorial.
  • YMCA of Youngstown, Central Branch renovation.
  • Northeast Homeowners & Concerned Citizens, McGuffey Road Pocket.
  • Students Motivated By The Arts, Ohio One Building renovation.
  • Hope Veterans Memorial Park Committee, Mt. Hope Veterans Memorial Park.

Winners in the residential category were:

  • Mary Tourvas, 1615 Erie St.
  • Sharon Kelly, 477 Redondo.
  • Joe and Jill Miner, 149 N. Richview Ave.
  • Maxine Ceto, 2139 Volney Road.
  • The Mitchell Family, 106 W. LeClede Ave.
  • Francisco Camacho and Norma Ralat, 3204 Shirley Road.

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