Josh Mahar (on the CHS blog) highlights a program to make “stalled” building sites more attractive while they await the revival of our economy. Jim Mueller’s 23rd & Union project had independently done that last summer, with the art installation there. However as time passes the artworks are gently decomposing and the weeds are taking over as the site takes on the appearance of what Europeans of a certain age would refer to as a bombsite. (I alerted Jim to the issue, via this photo, and he promises to get on it).
Maybe we can inspire him to be part of the City program? Any other stalled lots in the CD that you’d like to nominate?
(BTW: smart phones as instruments of change: saw the weedy lot while taking part in a street cleanup. Took and E-mailed the picture on the spot, and had a reply from Jim by the time I got home!)