Columbia Street Residents Looks to Transform Lot

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    At this week’s CB6 Parks committee meeting Shannon Mulholland, who lives in the Columbia Street Waterfront area, asked the committee for their support in establishing a children’s garden at an empty lot on Sackett and Columbia. (Kitty-corner from the community garden already on Columbia.) She envisions risen garden beds, a green house, composting and a chicken coop, with a focus on children and education. Board members had plenty of suggestions for nearby schools and educational garden programs to team up with. The committee approved the garden and, if all goes according to plan, construction on it would begin this spring. The lot, however, is owned by HPD, and committee members warned it might be difficult and time-consuming to convince HPD to transfer the lot to the Parks Department. The Community Board’s approval is the first step, so we’ll see what happens. GMAP

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