The KCS railroad owns the small patch of land across from the Downtown Development Authority headquarters on Cotton Street in downtown Shreveport.
Re-Form Shreveport and volunteers are helping the DDA transform it into a community garden and communal space.
Tim Wright, Founder of Re-form Shreveport, said “You contour the land so that when it rains the water gets caught and sits there instead of just running off and it allows plants to grow easier and makes it more of a lush area.”
Pallets are painted bright colors and placed along the property to catch peoples eye as they drive by.
Regan Horn volunteered to help with the clean up and said “We do have a lot of dilapidated properties and adjudicated property that we really need to create beautiful spaces were people want to come.”
The more people hanging out downtown the more likely businesses are to become a part of the downtown revitalization.
Wright said “There’s apartments going up here. There’s going to be a grocery store soon so it’s little improvements like this that really raise the value of all of our neighborhoods.”