Repurposing Church Land
Located at the corner of Broadway and Isham Park in Inwood is the Church of the Good Shepherd. Originally established as an Irish Catholic Church, the congregation has shifted and become predominantly Latinx. As a result, the church hosts two masses each day: one in English and one in Spanish. This project looked to bring the two congregations together—establishing language classes and providing a space for residents to converse casually. A community garden provides residents with a place to grow produce, while multiple dining areas allow them to improve their language skills in a casual farm-to-table environment.