Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled plans to transform a vacant lot into a storm water park and gathering space

By Mary Spicuzza

February 9, 2017

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

 

Mayor Tom Barrett unveiled plans this week to transform a vacant lot next to the Fondy Farmers Market into a storm water park and gathering space for local residents.

The project is planned as an extension of ECO's North Ave. greenscaping project, which is underway from 8th to 27th streets.

The green space project is being funded by the City of Milwaukee, Fund for Lake Michigan and the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District.

Barrett developed the HOME GR/OWN Initiative to find healthy uses for vacant lots in the city in an effort to create jobs, increase access to healthy food and improve quality of life.