Eric Street Residents Upset Following Rezoning of Green Space for Development (Details)

St. John's Holding Virtual Public Meeting About Rezoning Application for Eric Street

Area residents are upset that city council has given the green light for three Habitat for Humanity duplexes on a green space in the capital city.

The residents of Eric Street are expressing frustration that their concerns about the development had not been heard.

Christina Steele-Nash says some residents have already expressed plans to move out of the capital city altogether. She says a core group of ten “highly engaged” board members worked two and a half years to try to save the greenspace.

“The city talks a big game about engagement,” says Steele-Nash, “but to what purpose if they’re just going to go ahead and do what they decided to do in the first place.”

A portion of the green space, which now accommodates a community garden, will remain in place.

(Photo courtesy Eric Street Park Community Garden via Facebook.)


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