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Letter: SLC should keep space for community garden
First Published Mar 22 2014 01:01 am • Last Updated Mar 22 2014 01:01 am

Re the "open space" in Sugar House where the old tennis courts by Fairmont Park are located:

I know the city is considering selling that land to developers to make even more condos in the Sugar House area. This is the last thing we need in that space ("SLC wants to sell ‘surplus’ space on streetcar line," Tribune, March 1).

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The community garden that has been there the last few years not only brings beauty to that space, which has been an abandoned tennis court for as long as I have lived here, it provides a space for all the condominium- and apartment-dwelling Sugar House residents to grow fresh produce.

Instead of selling that space to make a little money now, why don’t we remodel the tennis courts or build basketball courts for Sugar House residents and the Boys and Girls Club to use, or try to increase the community garden space?

Either of these options would enrich the lives of Sugar House residents for years to come without "selling out" to developers.

Alisa Haws

Salt Lake City

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