Kenneth Parr had big plans for Gary, Indiana.
According to his daughter, Renetta DuBose, Parr had been working towards developing a "big city" plaza for the town ballpark.
"He wanted a place where he could grab a beer, some veggies (he was vegetarian), and some wifi," DuBose told NBCBLK, "And enjoy friends...all while not using a car."
And he was on his way of making that dream a reality, thanks to a grant initiative developed by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation called Knight Cities Challenge.
Unfortunately, as the Knight Foundation was announcing this year's finalists, Parr died suddenly of a heart attack just before Christmas 2016.
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