Capital Improvements Update

By Matt Negri

Throughout the gloomy winter and spring, the LSRC has been working on many capital improvements. One of the most recent improvements involves a 200-plus foot stretch of Truman Parkway south of Park Avenue. A decades old rusty chain link fence was removed, along with several weed trees, and was replaced with a black metal fence, which met historic code standards. Several evergreen trees have been planted to further beautify the perimeter of the historic district. Many thanks to resident Mitch Hunt who worked with Alderman Jack Coatar to fund and construct this needed project. Plans this summer are in the works to continue the fence south on Truman to Lafayette Avenue. The most notable feature will be new gates at the cul-de-sac at Carroll and Truman. The new gates will mimic the features found on the west side of the neighborhood that were erected in 2016. These are located on Jefferson at Hickory, Albion and Whittemore Streets.