It's convoluted. THB and DB moved into E-ville in 2007. Outside our window: a potential new park. Undeveloped, awaiting the surroundings to be upgraded: Sherwin-Williams was looking for developers for the parcel next to the potential park; a pedestrian-bike overpass was in the design phase just north of the potential park. Soon, a complementary park in an urban setting: trains, the back of Ikea, graffiti on the one-story brick warehouse astride the southwest portion of the potential park.
Eight years later: title to the property is unclear because the state changed the redevelopment process as the great recession unfolded just after we moved in. And, no S-W development or bike-pedestrian bridge.
Now comes the ultimate teaser: "they" (city? state? anonymous benefactor?) have moved in park equipment. DAMN!!! Get ready to take those dogs off-leash, hit some golf balls, play a bit of over-the-line, watch the trains go by at sunset while relaxing a picnic chair right next to a watering hole!
Stay tuned: THB believes major disappointment is in his future...
|The Potential Park|
|Complete with pond (frogs? geese?)|
|Potential Park accouterments|
|Sparse yet elegant?|
|The best view from THB's loft|
Wait, THB and DB may have found the new park!
|The benches are missing outside of Arizmendi|