On the walk back from the grocery store yesterday we spotted an endangered species at 21st & Pine. It wore vibrant colors, with a bright yellow body and thin black legs. A few short years ago watchers could spot hundreds of them as they popped up in random places around the neighborhood. But ever since the great recession began they’ve been hard to find, thinned out by the lack of financial game that previously sustained them.
We had spotted a rare Land Use Notification Sign.
It was planted in a prime corner lot on the northeast corner of the intersection, announcing a proposed subdivision of that lot into two pieces. It has apparently always been vacant, most recently used as a garden for the home that sits on the east side of the property along Pine.
The developer plans to split it into two pieces, with the west one sized at 2,800 square feet and the east one at 2,500 square feet. According to permits filed with the city, the west lot will become home to a new single-family residence with an attached garage, valued at $276,096.