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Milwaukee Program Transforms Vacant Lots

Until a short time ago, this empty lot in Milwaukee was an eyesore that attracted dumping and troublesome activity. Now named Sunshine Park, the parcel is dotted with freshly-planted bushes and fruit trees. (Susan
Until a short time ago, this empty lot in Milwaukee was an eyesore that attracted dumping and troublesome activity. Now named Sunshine Park, the parcel is dotted with freshly-planted bushes and fruit trees. (Susan

Milwaukee is rolling out a new pilot program called the Vacant Lot Challenge to encourage residents to come up with ways to transform local eyesores. Susan Bence from Here & Now contributor WUWM takes us to a spot where one vacant lot has been transformed into a small park.

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