...Yet the emptiness of this particular lot at 19 and Q streets, where I was so excited to see work being done on Thursday, has always been particularly striking.
Probably because it sits in the shadow of the oh, so snazzy Safeway shopping center. Or maybe because it’s two blocks from The Sacramento Bee, and I walk by it all the time. Either way, the juxtaposition is further evidence of the uneven development in midtown and downtown, and a reminder of all that remains to be done to fill in those gaps.
So, it’s great news that soon there will be a dog park — two of them, actually — on this ugly lot, along with a community garden and public plaza.
Can we say neighborhood gathering spot?
The grid has plenty of parks for humans, but none specifically for dogs and their owners. The project was approved in September by the Sacramento City Council and will be named after Brooks Truitt, the late longtime midtown activist.It’s the city-run garden that’s under construction now.