We are happy to report that Neighbor-Space has received the deed for the community garden this week. We’ll be able to hit the ground running on this project in the spring. The space will include the corner as well as the land behind the building, so we’ll be able to stick with the community’s vision to separate the vegetable garden and have more passive space.
Our first planning meeting for the year will be
Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Where: Kelvyn Park Fieldhouse, 4438 W Wrightwood Ave, Chicago, IL 60639
HNA is working with Neighbor-Space as a partner in aiding the development process for the community garden at Kilpatrick and Parker.
A developer is building a planned community, called Schubert Place, at Knox and Schubert. It’s a 84 unit proposed apartment complex with 101 parking spaces.
The developer is required by their planned development agreement to set aside some community space. It will set aside 10,000-11,000 square feet of space (4 city lots) to the community in the form of a community green space.
In previous meetings we had decided we wanted to see the following in a community garden:
Gazebo and benches
Safe and well-lit grounds (sight lines unencumbered)
Sustained community engagement with the space
Engage nearby neighborhood schools
Clean and well maintained grounds
Park rules, potentially enclose the space w/ a fence and lock at night