Just behind Picolino’s at 65th & 32nd sits a little plot of land that the Sunset Hill Community Association is hoping will become the area’s newest park.
Back in November, a group of neighbors was awarded a nearly $15,000 grant from the Department of Neighborhoods to study the feasibility of turning the substation land into a public space. “Our idea is that this new park could have a serious array of photovoltaic modules, generating electricity and feeding it into the grid. We’re not talking about a demonstration project; we’re talking about a real, functioning part of the city’s energy infrastructure,” Robert Drucker, the president of the SHCA emailed us, “Below the modules we are proposing a park, and what that park will look like is the subject of Tuesday’s meeting.”
CAST Architecture from Fremont has been hired to help design the area. “They are a young and very creative firm, and they are coming on Tuesday to facilitate the workshop. After introductions and some technical sharing at 6:30pm, we’re going to break into small groups to design a park!” Drucker says.
The meeting will be held at the Sunset Hill Community Club (3003 NW 66th St) tonight from 6:30 to 8:30. “We’re serving refreshments as an added attraction,” Drucker adds. To keep up to date on the project, you can check out the new Sunset Substation blog.