Park on vacant Court Street lot takes root
A small park being created at the vacant lot at the corner of Court Street and Dundonald Street is off to a modest start and, according to the City of Hamilton, a patch of trees with picnic benches should be in place by July. For many years the property, next to the Emmanuel Baptist Church, languished, collecting litter and being prowled by chickens.
The site, which was bought by the City in 2012, has long been considered as a place to launch an art and craft market. In 2013, a stepped terrace was proposed, with a water feature and paved footpaths. According to a Corporation of Hamilton spokesman, the aim now is to develop a new green spot for the City.
The lot is in the process of getting grass plugs, he said.
Trees will be planted along the boundary and seating is due to be installed in time for the summer.