For years, people have driven past the empty lot that is Union Corners and thought, "If only somebody would do something there."
The large, undeveloped parcel on East Washington Avenue at Milwaukee Street is seen as an eyesore and a graveyard for ambitious development plans. But musician and filmmaker Wendy Schneider likes the space just as it is and has organized "Boombox the Wasteland" to make use of it.
The event on Sunday, June 5, from 1:30 to 7:30 p.m., is half block party, half guerrilla art project. In lieu of live bands, people will bring boomboxes tuned to WORT-89.9 FM, which will broadcast programming tied to the event.
Schneider has no agenda for the parcel's future. "People see it as a failure. I didn't come on board with any of that," she says. "It's there. Let's see if we can use it."