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Va-Hi Pocket Park Coming Soon

Miraculously, the two empty lots at St.Charles Place and North Highland Avenue have resisted development since 1990, when a library that occupied the spot was torn down. That's soon to change as construction begins on New Highland Park, something that's been in the works since at least 2008. The 1/2 acre site is poised to serve as an ornamental greenspace as well as a demonstration of bio-retention design - in other words, rain is meant to soak into its ground instead of running off into the street. If all goes as planned area residents (and their pooches) should be enjoying the space within two months. [Va-Hi Patch]