These are works in progress and they present two different visions – Plan A: a curvilinear droplet of a dog park surrounded by people friendly* pathways and defined by grassy berms. Plan B: a rectilinear block of a park that plays off the diagonal arrangement of different surfaces – artificial grass, decomposed granite and asphalt.
Public areas at the north end of the park are being designed to facilitate access by True Rock Ministries for church events.
Note the inclusion of ‘small dog’ and ‘large dog’ areas, and the use of various surface materials in the park.
Also note the inclusion of a ‘concession area’ in both plans. In plan A, this area would be associated directly with a restaurant being developed to open in the building south of the park.
We’ll continue to discuss the issues raised by this project on this website as the project develops.
*Not ‘resident friendly’ as is stated (and here) in contrast to ‘dog friendly’! Dog owners are residents of the South Loop.