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About the Morse Parkway Garden Project

Summer 2008 a group of neighbors got together and formed a new Block Club on Lakewood Avenue: the Lakewood Area Neighbors Association (LANA). The boundaries for LANA include Lakewood and Wayne from Morse Avenue to Pratt and Farwell from Sheridan to Wayne.

Our group had been discussing how to support our local commercial district on Morse and someone proposed the idea of planting a garden in front of the strip mall on Morse near Wayne. The idea struck a chord and it was decided that we should go ahead and submit a proposal to the RPGG to help us undertake this project.

The project wil begin after the Morse Avenue Streetscaping, which will begin July 2009. Site planning and prep will ake place this summer & fall. More info to come.

About the Site

This garden will be viewed by area residents, commuters, children on their way to school, those who come to see shows at The Morse Theater and even those on the CTA platform. The site will include two sections as follows.


Section 1: Shade Garden
Parkway beginning at alley and running to Lakewood. (Address 1314 West Morse)
Section 2 is made up of three sections divided by sidewalks.
A. 92” depth x 22’ length = 176 square feet
B. 92” depth x 45’ length = 360 square feet
C. 92” depth x 42’ length = 336 square feet
Total Square footage Section 2: 872 square feet

Section 2: Sun Garden
Parkway beginning at corner of Wayne & Morse and continuing to the alley to the east.
(Address 1319 West Morse/South side of street facing Morse Theater)
   A. Corner: Triangle 8’ x 8’ x 9’ = 62 square feet
   B. Main parkway: 8 ½’ depth x 49’ length = 417 square feet
   C. Parkway to alley: 8 ½’ depth x 36’ length = 306 square feet
   Total Square footage Section 1: 785 square feet

OVERALL SQUARE FOOTAGE: 1657 square feet


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