The vacant lots shown here at the corner of Bailey and O’Neil streets will soon become a community garden for the Fourth Ward’s Sutton Square neighborhood. The properties, which measure 12,000 sq. ft. in total, sit behind the office building on West Gray purchased last year by an energy-startup accelerator program (at center and left in the photo above) and relabeled the Surge Shack.
An email sent to neighbors from the Sutton Square community association says that a new nonprofit entity will lease the vacant lots for $1 per year from their owners and manage the garden. Members will get their own plots for fruiting and vegetabling, and pay fees to cover expenses. The association is looking for volunteers to build garden beds and set up fences around the lots at 1408 and 1410 O’Neil St., and run the new organization.
- The Surge Shack [Surge Accelerator]
- Previously on Swamplot: The Midtown Garden Plot That Went for Just Short of a Million; Midtown Community Garden Sold; Fruits and Vegetables Ordered Out, Immediately
Photo: Swamplot inbox