This acclaimed documentary about the history of University Avenue has been part of tpt’s broadcast schedule since 2012. Today, the iconic street has just emerged from a massive four-year light rail construction project, so the producers set out to discover what kind of impact the Green Line has had on businesses, neighborhoods and transit users.
From the beginning, proponents viewed the $957 million Green Line as a catalyst for private investment and a critical element in the region’s growing transit system. Skeptics argued that the construction upheaval would force small businesses to close, and that the ambitious projections for ridership and private investment would never materialize. So what’s the real story?
The documentary traces the evolution of University Avenue from its glory days of the 1920s-1950s and the hard times of the 1970s-1980s to the dramatic changes of today. The updated film is expected to debut on tpt in spring 2016. Lou Bellamy narrates.
Executive Producer/Writer: Peter B. Myers
Official site: www.universityavenue.net