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

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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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