- Associated Press - Monday, June 20, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A stretch of Philadelphia’s main drag is getting a bit of a face lift ahead of next month’s Democratic National Convention.

The convention’s host committee says planters, a painted median mural and a City Hall light show are all part of the beautification projects along Broad Street.

The temporary mural will be painted on vinyl that will cover the median along South Broad street, stretching for 14 blocks.

Fifty-two planters will be installed on the section of Broad Street north of City Hall. They’ll be planted by Roots to Re-Entry, a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society program that helps people transitioning from the prison system back into communities.

A lighting display with projected images will color the south side of City Hall red, white and blue.

The convention takes place July 25-28.

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