9025548297?profile=RESIZE_710xCelebrating the new garden are (l-r) Brightline President Patrick Goddard, City Council members Andy Thomson and Andrea O’Rourke, Mayor Scott Singer, council members Monica Mayotte and Yvette Drucker, Junior League President-elect Jamie Sauer, incoming Junior League Managing Director Samantha Eckhart, and Junior League President Cristy Stewart-Harfmann. Photo provided

 

By Mary Hladky

Brightline broke ground on May 10 for a new community garden at Meadows Park and a temporary parking lot that Downtown Library patrons will use while a train station and parking garage are under construction.
The upscale train company has not announced when it will begin work on the station, which will be located immediately east of the library along the FEC railroad tracks, but it is expected to be completed in 2022.
The station displaces the Junior League of Boca Raton’s community garden. In its negotiations with the city, Brightline agreed to spend up to $300,000 to move the garden.
The groundbreaking was a low-key affair, limited to a small group of City Council, Brightline and Junior League officials because of the pandemic.
“The community garden is an important investment to creating more sustainable and resilient communities. This is the first phase of construction activity as we work to bring Brightline to Boca Raton,” Brightline President Patrick Goddard said in a statement.
The Junior League and gardeners approved the Meadows Park location. The 1.4-acre garden will be larger than the previous one and will contain about 100 plots.
“We’re excited to be partnering with the city and Brightline on this new location for the community garden. We believe it will be a real asset to the community,” said Junior League President Cristy Stewart-Harfmann.
Brightline halted rail service between Miami and West Palm Beach in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Brightline said in January that it is likely to resume service at the end of this year.

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