News about 53rd St. in Hyde Park, Chicago

Wendy Walker Williams

Greenery Available At Harper Court On A First-Come, First-Served Basis

As developers prepare to break ground for the new Harper Court, they are offering some of the plants and bushes on the site to the community, free of charge.

Officials said there are some fairly large bushes on the site that can be removed by a landscaper. John Burke, project manager of The Rise Group, will help coordinate the removal of the plants. The plants are available on a first-come, first-served basis; those interested should contact Burke at 312.848.5413.

Wendy Walker Williams, executive director of the South East Chicago Commission, said she’s excited to see a green movement of sorts taking place along 53rd Street. She said several residents have expressed interest in relocating some of the plants to Nichols Park.

“There’s no better place on 53rd Street than Nichols Park to be the new home of the shrubs, flowers and bushes that are currently in Harper Court,” said Williams. “It’s all about being green.”

Harper Court