Chicago’s Austin neighborhood is getting a new multi-purpose space on the southeast corner of Chicago and Lockwood Avenues. Groundbreaking was held last week for Pop Courts.
The designers sum it up best:
Food truck stalls, a flexible lawn with casual seating, and a basketball court that doubles as a plaza for markets will sit on top of a geometrically patterned site. A mural on the site’s Eastern wall will extend along the ground plane and across Chicago Ave to engage the community and invite passers-by to explore Austin’s culture.
According to Austin Weekly News, 40 Acres Fresh Market will be in attendance, and construction is expected to finish right about the time the weather starts to get warm again.