Kopp's Plans for Meditation Garden at Busy Intersection

It's the third plan the owner of the popular burger and frozen custard restaurant will submit to the city in the last six years.

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.

GreenfieldParent November 12, 2012 at 11:30 PM
There's a reason "Me" is in your name. I see it now. You are perhaps one of the most negative people I have ever seen. I have a feeling nothing that you ever do is fun. Every one of your posts is a negative downer. If you don't like the place, and don't like to sit on the benches by the waterfall, why not go to Chucky Cheese where you would fit right in? I love Kopp's and hope they continue to do what they do exactly how they do it.
GreenfieldParent November 12, 2012 at 11:31 PM
No one from Greendale will meditate, they're too upity about the Norman Rockwell statute. How do you sleep knowing it is there?
GreenfieldParent November 12, 2012 at 11:32 PM
It's their money, let them do what they want.
Carol November 13, 2012 at 12:30 AM
To the Greenfield parent that said Greendale people are too uppity to meditate, excuse me! Are you jealous that we have a great village with a Norman Rockwell statue??? You must come here to know that.
Bren November 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM
I'd be interested to see the plan. I like the idea of illuminated glass cubes, these look great especially at night. It is a very busy intersection and very commercial. As long as we have to wait for the lights to change, an attractive view would be welcomed.


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