Do you know if there are any plans, by tenants or the city, to do something with the dirt patch in front of TD Bank (Court Street btwn Union and Sackett)? When the bank first opened, I seem to recall some greenery in that pit. The soil is so compacted nothing grows and water just runs off...
Indeed, one wonders why the condo owners or the ground floor businesses have not done anything about the sorry looking strip of dirt.
Does anyone living in that building have an answer to Bonnie's question?
Just a few days ago, I was contacted by someone on Sackett Union's condo board who would like to let Bonnie and others in the neighborhood know that the board hates the dirt patch just as much as everyone else.
The original developer, Alchemy was supposed to landscape the area, and initially had done so. (See photos below), However, the plantings were unsustainable and clearly did not work, given the fact that people get in or out of their cars along that stretch.
The board member wants to assure everyone that the residents of Sackett Union are not ignoring this eyesore. The board is working on finding an appropriate solution and funding to implement it. "The end result will look like the nicely mulched tree pits on the Union St side of the building, which the condo already maintains," the member told me.
That's great news.
Below are some photos of what that same block looked like when the building opened three years ago.