Signs of growth

Staffski couldn’t resist a short walkabout during today’s beautiful weather. There are so many signs of spring in our neighborhood. New green, new dumpsters and new parks shoulder to shoulder with older gardens and culminating projects.

There are several public and community green spaces in Polish Hill. Some of them are shared spaces, where neighbors plant vegetable and flowers. Others are lovely spots where anyone can enjoy a brief respite from the hustle and bustle of the day.

All of the gardens are maintained by the many avid gardeners amongst our neighbors. Some are maintaining publicly owned property. On occasion, some of these individuals have planted decorative plants. Whether it is on public land, a communal garden, or a privately owned property, these gardeners are putting their own energy into these projects. Make sure to let them know that you appreciate their efforts. Remember: take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints.

But plants aren’t the only thing that is growing in Polish Hill.

As anybody that owns property knows, renovation and repair is an arduous task that takes a lot of commitment. Polish Hillarians are tackling their renovations with the same gusto that they apply to their gardens. There were several dumpsters spotting the streets along Staffski’s short walkabout today. A different kind of growth during this season of change.

Most importantly, significant progress can be seen at the property on Downing and Hancock, the future site of Lili Cafe.

The following slide show catalogs Staffski’s walkabout. Make sure to read the captions!