A community garden at 2425 W. North Ave. will be sold to the adjacent Puerto Rican Cultural Center for continued public use under a plan approved today by City Council.
Featuring a plaza, plant beds, benches and grass, the 3,000-square-foot site has been owned by the City since 2004. Its location is adjacent to the oldest Puerto Rican mural in Chicago, "La Crucifixion de Don Pedro Albizu Campos," which was painted on a cultural center wall in 1971.
The cultural center, which restored the mural in 2010, will maintain and upgrade the site as a passive space where community residents, school groups and cultural enthusiasts can learn about the history of the Puerto Rican community.
The sale price for the garden is $1.
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