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People who have grown used to seeing the Winthrop Family Historical Garden on the 4600 block of Winthrop have been wondering... "What happened?"
The good news: Because the plot of land is owned by NeighborSpace, it cannot be anything but green space. In perpetuity.
The great news: The managing agency of the Garden, Uptown United, applied for and received a grant to re-invigorate and reconcept the garden, with work ongoing now.
The new version will have raised plant beds, overhanging decorative lighting, signage, reused bricks from the alleys that surrounded the space, shipping containers functioning as a bar for events and storage, a huge mural on the side of Platform 4611, which serves as the south wall of the space, and interpretative story telling panels.
The entire space will be open to the community and will host events in addition to serving as a nice outdoor area for all Uptown residents, including residents of Platform 4611, to share.
Work is scheduled to be finished by the end of September.