Project Partners:City of Meadville& Allegheny College Project Supported By: Allegheny College, City of Meadville, T21 Funding


Since 2000, the Arts & Environment Initiative has worked with the city of Meadville and Allegheny College students and interns to develop a plan to beautify Meadville's historic Market Alley. This endeavor is part of a larger city project to create an urban pedestrian way to bring hikers and bikers through downtown. The alley proposal includes works of art, landscaping, restoration, and the development of a trash and recycling plan for businesses. When completed, Market Alley will generate awareness of Meadville's history and place within the French Creek watershed. As with all Arts & Environment projects, community charrettes were held throughout the design process and many individuals have contributed to the overall plan.