Could Gary’s Union Station have a farmers market, artist village or rooftop garden? - Storm Water Jobs


Could Gary’s Union Station have a farmers market, artist village or rooftop garden?

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ILLINOIS -- The Decay Devils arts collective and preservationist group transformed Gary’s decrepit Union Station into an art and architecture park last year. Now it's looking at what’s next for the historic train station in downtown Gary. Its exhibit, CommUNITY Station at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for Arts in Miller, broaches possibilities such as a farmers market, a restaurant, an artists village, a community center and an educational center. Local community members pitched ideas such as incorporating gathering spaces, a restaurant, a reading room, an aquaponics farm and a rooftop garden. University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign architecture graduate students came up with prints, schematics, 3D models and videos showcasing ways the building could be repurposed in the future, including as a hub of local food production or education.

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