Planters are Coming to Forbes Avenue

The OBID has received Art Commission approval for the purchase and installation of six sidewalk planters to be placed along Forbes Avenue. The planters, Quartz Series, manufactured by Kornegay Design, will add a sculptural element with softening greenery to the pedestrian environment. The Quartz Series has been met with an enthusiastic response from our partners, and we look forward to this new design element.

planterThe purchase and installation of these planters has been made possible through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Neighborhood Assistance Tax Credit Program with investment from Dollar Bank, PNC Bank and UPMC Health Plan, in addition to support from The Oakland Kiwanas Club and Community Human Services Corporation.

The OBID has partnered with Sestili Nursery to install and maintain our planters. Sestili nursery, based right here in Oakland, has been responsible for the planting and maintenance of our hanging baskets along Forbes Avenue. Ron Sestili, owner, has been an invaluable partner for the OBID, assisting in planting selections and designs and in determining maintenance scheduled for the installations. Visit Sestili Nursery at

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