This phase includes the groundbreaking for the park space, along with the structural pieces being placed, including the storm water management structure, conduit and piping.
Phase II of the project, which is also happening this fall, includes fundraising for the $75k needed to fully complete this project.
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It should be noted, the work happening right now only represents the first phase of construction at Carpenter Green. You can see, the crew onsite has begun digging the rain gardens and their efforts this fall will essentially amount to grading, wiring, and plumbing the site. In order to turn what will be a blank canvas into the park you see above, SOSNA will be stepping up a fundraising effort with an eye toward groundbreaking on a second phase this coming spring. This organization has shown their fundraising chops before, raising money for Julian Abele Park at 22nd & Carpenter and Catharine Park at 22nd & Catharine. If you’d like to make a donation to Carpenter Green,click here. It’s worth keeping in mind that the Goldenberg Group has already pledged a $50K matching grant.