Brighton Street Green Space planned for LaPorte
A new “green space” is planned for La Porte.
Months ago, State Street Community Church was approached to take ownership of the former Lenick’s Dairy building on the corner of Brighton and Pulaski. It is a large area with ample space to do more good work. In August, State Street became the owners of this property and that marked the beginning of Brighton Street Green Space. There is currently an old but large dairy building on the premises that will be demolished. The plan includes more community garden space, an Education Resource Center building for learning with electric and plumbing, and a larger u-pick section for community members. Like the Jackson Street Community Garden, this new garden location is in an economically depressed area in desperate need of revitalization. This project is significantly bigger than the Jackson Street Community Garden and will have the capacity to help many more people. By utilizing the Jackson Street Community Garden space and the Brighton Street Green Space, significant inroads will be made in the availability of fresh produce in economically-depressed neighborhoods. With the Education Resource Center, the green space will be able to be utilized for nutritional education purposes in a way the Jackson Street Community Garden is not currently able.
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