|View of park at the corner of 16th St. and S. Indiana|
When Prairie Pointe took control of the building management in 2006, they also took control of the 16th St. park. A park that was not completed by the developer, as originally promised. The responsibility for developing and maintaining the space then fell to the owners of Prairie Pointe.
|View from inside the park facing west|
|United Service Companies offices are in the Penthouse Lofts at 1550 S. Indiana Ave.|
|Artist rending of the park plaza proposed by Prairie Pointe|
|The medical practice at 1550 S. Indiana is looking for convenient parking for their patients.|
The park plaza will have space for approximately 22 cars. Parking will be for physicians and patients on weekdays. The park plaza could be used as a special event space available to the public on weekends. However, Key was quick to point out that “the plaza will never be available for tailgating.”
In addition to the parking, the plan includes landscaping with trees, shrubs, and flowers, an irrigation system, lamppost lighting, park benches, and a water feature/sculpture in the center of the park.The details of the plan were presented at an open meeting of the Greater South Loop Association (GSLA) on July 17, 2010. The plan was also presented to other community organizations.
|To read FOTP endorsement, click here.|
To learn more about the Prairie Pointe Park Plaza, and other issues facing the Second Ward, come to the Community Meeting on Wednesday September 22, 2010 at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will take place at 1st District Police station Community Room, 1718 S. State St.