Permaganic is grateful that today, 3/4/13, we were asked to come to the table with Northpointe Group (Citirama(R)development group), and the Department of Community Development of the City of Cincinnati. We are so pleased that both parties verbally expressed their support of the Eco Garden remaining at 1718 Main St., where it has existed since 1998. We ask City Council to support these negotiations by backing Councilmember Quinlivan's "Permaganic Motion February 27 2013", with one adjustment, on our end at least : We at Permaganic, in the hopes of continuing to find positive "common ground" with the two groups mentioned, are not asking for Citirama(R) to find alternative sites for the coming development; if they are willing to work with us, we are also willing to work together to create a vision which is consensual, mutualistic, and satisfies the needs of all parties who have investment in the Hughes St. infill project. Additionally, we urge City Council to support the creation of the necessary legal structures ensuring that the Eco Garden will always be protected for use by the children of the 3 surrounding neighborhoods, and will never be sold. It is our belief that the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati would be the appropriate choice for ownership of the 1718 Main St. site, having a long-standing track record of responsible stewardship and commitment to sustaining community.
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