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City Pursues Arts District Park Space

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, May 13, 2007, at 07:13PM
735 E. 3rd Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Way back in November of 2005 I noted a motion directing the City's General Services Department to look for possible park sites in the Arts District. After first saying in February of 2006 that it couldn't find anything, GSD turned in a June report indicating possible sites for a pocket park.

Just this month Jan Perry made a motion (PDF) that the City make an offer to purchase 735 E. 3rd street, the triangular plot where Traction, 3rd and Rose come together. Formerly a gas station, there aren't too many uses that could be squeezed into the site's 4,000 square feet. It would seem that a small park would be a great outcome for an odd parcel like this one. Given a little grass and a tree or two, this would make a great western edge to the scene on Traction.

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