Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Some Updates

Urban Farm

We got the documents from Parks Department to review this week for turning the vacant lot at 104 Moore Street into a functioning urban farm! If all goes well, we get the keys to the lot at 104 Moore Street on January 2nd, and the farming begins!

Look for a fish pond, maybe some chickens or ducks, and raised planting beds for vegetables. I'll post a picture of the proposed farm as soon as I can. But it's going to make a huge difference on Moore Street, and we're so excited about it finally happening. Thanks to Community Board 1 for throwing their support behind this project!

Public Plaza

Preparations for the reconfiguration of Humboldt Street are finally underway, as evidenced by all the street pavement markings and excavation activity. Once that's done, and Humboldt Street is reconfigured back to one lane, the Public Plaza project behind the market can begin! We're hoping for a Summer 2013 opening.

Commercial Kitchen

The plans were submitted to the city for approval the week before Hurricane Sandy! So we are behind schedule again -- but we have started bidding the work and we are aiming for a January, 2013 construction commencement. We'll be holding off renting any new stalls until that work is done, because different food vendors might be interested once the kitchen is available for use.

Joan Bartolomeo
Moore Street Market

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