Save the Last Naturalized Green Space in Downtown St. John's

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The green space behind the Anglican Parish Hall (68 Queen’s Road- across Harvey Road from The Rooms) is the last naturalized forest space in downtown St. John’s. It is home to century-old trees, songbirds and other small wildlife – valuable in and of itself – and is part of the historic fabric of downtown. This space offers a sense of nature to residents and to tourists as they visit famous landmarks of the City of St. John’s, such as The Basilica and The Rooms.

It would be a tremendous and permanent loss to our city if this “Open” space were re-zoned to “Commercial Mixed” to allow the construction of a 10-storey condominium (currently under consideration). Further, changing the zoning of this open space conflicts with stated priorities in the St. John’s Municipal Plan (2003) and the Envision St. John’s Municipal Plan (Feb. 2019-Draft).

A paper version of this petition has been circulating in the community.  If you have signed the paper version, please refrain from signing this online version as well.  But please do share this!