Press Release Pocket Park
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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Warren Mayor Jim FoutsAnnounces Unique “Pocket Park”Warren, MI – March 28, 2013: Warren Mayor Jim Fouts hasannounced a unique park project in the city’s historic village area. TheWarren Pocket Park will be located on the northwest corner of Moundand Chicago Roads.Local architectural and design students (emerging youngprofessionals) under the direction of Team-4-Community, a designfirm, will do much of the design work.By involving students in the design of the new park, Team-4-Community will fulfill its core philosophy of bridging the gap between“theory and practice.” “Designing a public green space will provideinvaluable experience to the students, augmenting their education,”said Harold Remlinger. Fouts agrees with this approach.Once completed, the City of Warren will use the design drawings tospark public interest, and channel the community’s enthusiasm toadvance the project towards the implementation phase.Ryan Dloski, AutoCAD instructor at Lincoln High School in Warren,remarked, “This project represents a great learning opportunity forstudents. It gets them out of the classroom and into the community.”Dloski will work with the students to craft the dies for the park’s markersigns.John DeDecker, chair of the Village of Warren Historical DistrictCommission commented that the park “will make for a wonderfulgateway to the village historic district” and that the greater community
“will enjoy the beautified environment. I’d like to thank the mayor forhis strong support of the project.”City Councilman Keith Sadowski looks forward to the park becoming areality and sees it as a rejuvenating force for the historic village area.“The new park will provide a new home for our gazebo, and thehistoric marker now located in the Mound Road median, which willenhance safety. We also envision the park as a rest station for afuture city wide network of bike paths,” remarked Sadowski.Neighborhood resident and business owner Julie Kuhnhenn is verypleased to see the project become a reality. “I’m very excited that theCity of Warren is proceeding with this project, which will provideresidents of the village neighborhood a place to meet, relax and learnabout the history of our city from the various historical markers whichwill be displayed.” Kuhnhenn points out that many of the surroundingresidences are quite historic, and that her own home was constructedin 1885.