Save our Eric Street Green Space from Housing Development

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The Eric Street Open Space is a haven of greenery in downtown St. John’s, with mature trees, an open play area and huge natural bushes as well as a community garden where local residents grow berries and vegetables.

The City of St. John’s, in partnership with Habitat For Humanity, are planning to rezone our well-used space located at 28 Eric Street to build homes. This space is integral to our community. It should be taken care of and recognized as such.

If this project goes ahead we loose a valuable urban forest, increase traffic congestion- causing safety concerns, potential flood plain issues that will cause homes to fill with water and we also lose the part of the fabric of our neighbourhood. 

If we stop the project, we have a unique opportunity to create a welcoming environment in the space. We have discussed reactivating the annual neighbourhood block party that took place in the location for years. Skating rinks in the winter, events such a maple tree tapping, or even partnering with our neighbours at First Light for some drum circles or an equally as valuable celebration. 

By signing this petition, we are asking the elected officials of the City of St. John’s to act quickly to preserve this green space and not allow this to happen.