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Lincoln Ave. Community Garden Taking Applications

By Mike Fourcher | Monday, April 25, 2011

Ald. Eugene Schulter (47th) announces the community garden in April 2010. Photo by Hunter Clauss.

After months of planning and waiting, the empty lot at 4811 N. Lincoln Ave. is finally receiving applications for neighbors who want to transform it into a community garden. Squeezed between two buildings, the city-owned lot is what remains from a 2008 struggle over redevelopment of the northeast corner of Lawrence and Western.

Anyone may apply for a 11′ x 9′ lot and applicants are being accepted on a first-come first-served basis. The garden is being maintained by the Lincoln Square Chamber of Commerce. There is a $25 application fee.

A copy of the application can be found here.

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