wood – The City of Paris launched its urban forest project on Wednesday in the Place du Colonel-Fabien, northeast of the capital.
The Paris City Hall don’t want to give up Anne Hidalgo’s campaign promise creating urban forests. But he has almost completely revised his plans. Exit the project on the Henri-Fresnay plate, near Lyon station, “very technical and expensive”, in the words of the first deputy Emmanuel Grégoire, and the one behind the Opera that will be replaced by an “artistic signature”. So there remains the possible forest of the Place de l’Hotel de Ville, which does not look the best, but which the municipality is more reluctant to leave because of the signs, and the future site of Catalonia Square whose work has begun and where they will see the light of day, for 2024 Olympics12,000 square meters of trees with 470 trees.
And to keep his word, the municipal team returned to other sites. Starting with urban forest of CharonneA two-hectare wasteland acquired for 11.5 million euros from SNCF and where 2,000 trees will be planted. And this Wednesday, January 25, Emmanuel Grégoire announced the transformation of the Place du Colonel-Fabien, surrounding the 10th and 19th arrondissements, into the urban forest of the future. So for anyone who knows the square today, a kind of large circular circle, it is difficult to imagine.
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