Pine and Belmont St.
Developer: Murray Franklin
How’s that Pike/Pine lifestyle working out for all of you?
By now, many of you know how this story goes.
Once there was a great historic block of bars, small shops and no Cingular, Subway sandwiches, Starbucks, suburban sprawl ugliness etc…
All was torn down to make way for condos for people to enjoy what was demolished. (Sigh.)
Now two years on and counting… (The developer must be waiting for the cheapshit condo market to rebound.)
We at CSC request that the city government climb out of the developers’ pockets to show some love to the neighborhood by requiring the developer to turn this space into an area for terrific public use.
We suggest that the developer provide an area where bands and free BBQ could be enjoyed on weekends. During the months of inclement weather a geodesic dome could provide shelter.
In addition, a portion of the area should be a p-patch garden.
The mayor’s number is: (206) 684-4000. His name is Greg and he’s waiting to hear from you.