The owner of Kopp’s Frozen Custard, already considered a top outdoor dining location in Greenfield, wants to spruce up a large “garden” area on the southwest corner of the intersection of 76th Street and West Layton Avenue.
Karl Kopp wants to install anodized aluminum curved panels that are 6 feet high and 12 feet long along the north and east sides of the corner at the intersection, giving it an artistic, closed-off feel from the two busy thoroughfares.
Large, illuminated glass artwork cubes would be placed between the panels as well.
In April 2011, the city’s Planning Commission approved a proposal for a meditation garden at the corner that would have been enclosed by long metal tubes that were open to the interior of the garden to create spaces for people to sit and enjoy their food.
In 2006, Kopp’s plan was to use a combination of a bamboo grove around the perimeter of the site with a glass cub on the interior. The bamboo was planted and later removed, but the rest of the project never materialized.
The Planning Commission will hear the new garden plan at a meeting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13.