Posts in category "Vacant Lot(s)"

In Woodlawn It's The Little Things That Matter

Believe it or not, this is more than a sign.  It is a sign of hope.  Possibly a sign of renewal. Explanation to come.   If you liked this post, “like” I Hate My Developer on Facebook Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam... Read more »

Good Gardening News And Bad Gardening News

Finally!  A plot out back in our little community garden.
The garden out back continues to grow thanks to the hard work of my neighbor Hank. If anyone thinks gardening is a leisurely pursuit, they clearly have never cleared a foundation left by an old building by hand in the blazing sun. Anyone who is a regular reader of this blog already knows the immense... Read more »

Woodlawn Vacant Lot Sold

Walking south on Stony Island last Thursday, I saw an unexpected change on a real estate sign:   The vacant lot at 6538 South Stony Island has finally sold. As long as I’ve lived in Woodlawn (12 years as of last Friday) that lot has been vacant, used as a staging area for construction and... Read more »
Advertisement:

Urban Greening: Guerilla Gardening In Woodlawn, Part 2

The garden is all grown in.
The community garden in back of my home has grown in!

Does Your Neighborhood Have More Vacant Lots Than Actual Buildings?

Vacant lots are nothing new to the south side. In some places one can see across entire blocks without their gaze ever falling on a building. The Green Healthy Neighborhoods Community Workshops hopes to engage residents of several south side neighborhoods concerning vacant land use and investment.   The discussion may not produce an immediate... Read more »