Jul 17, 2004-- Intersections are generally bland and busy, meant to keep traffic moving. But not the one on Ninth and Sherrett in Portland, Oregon. What was a crime scene in the 70s, is now a bustling corner that serves as a neighborhood meeting place and informal community center. Why? In 1996 neighbors banded together to enhance the intersection with amenities to be shared by all, including a 24-hour-a-day tea stand, a community library, and a children's playhouse with games and stuffed animals for neighborhood kids. The corner is now renamed Share-It Square. (1448 reads)
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