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.