There has been an empty lot between the Head Start/Apartments on the left and the beautiful (though boring colored) house on the right since before I moved to the neighborhood in 2007.
I used to walk by and imagine buying the property, building a tiny house and having a huge garden. Then the foursquare house went up for sale and imaged buying it and the empty lot and living in the beautiful house with a large garden. That house sold and then the small house that backs the lot went up for sale. I imaged buying it and the large lot and having a small house with a huge garden.
And all these years after imagining this, guess what has popped up on this lot?
They’ve built small sheds to store things in, and raised beds for growing. The small house that backed onto the lot was sold and ripped down, apartments replaced it. The small house next door was also sold, ripped down and even larger apartments replaced it.
But here is my large lot, filled with a garden. This picture shows the huge hoop house they built, so things can grow through the winter.
It’s been a great addition to the neighborhood.