AMHERST - A vacant piece of downtown real estate could get a facelift this summer.
New hope for vacant property
Chamber seeks to develop former site of Petro Canada service station
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- Jon Spence
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:46:08
Such a park may attract an undesirable class of person and anti- social behaviours, but it could also be used by youth doing constructive activities, children and their parents and persons wishing for a place to go to enjoy some fresh air, read a book such as is often done at the Park on Bridge Street in Sackville, NB.
However these potential negative issues could be mitigated against with proper supervision of the park by the local police service. This does not have to be big brother watching, but a casual walk through the park by the police and speaking with park users is a soft, but proactive way of community based policing that shows that the park is being supervised to promote the benefit and enjoyment for citizens that it should have.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:59
Great ideas !!!!!!
- Fuzzy Bear
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:58
Awesome idea.............that spot is a perfect location for a small sitting park. Add some flowers, landscaping, a few trees, benches and voila. For a town our size this should not be a major undertaking as this lot is not that large. Hey it may even add some much needed class to the downtown area as long as we don't let a Timmies open too nearby!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:56
Maybe it can be like The Week the Women Left when it was in Tata and they builted thta beautiful park as a TEAM!
Does anyone know anyone from that show or other erality shows in general?
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:40
I agree with Fuzzy Bear and Greg a sitting park would be a drastic improvement for the downtown area and would certainly restore some of the beauty to the area.
A park for the kids could also be added here as the local youngsters like to use that area as a ball hockey area.
Defintely a Starbucks would be better then a Tim Hortons if one is to be built nearby. Anything would be an improvement from its present appearance.
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:33
I agree Fuzzy Bear. We don't need a Tim Hortons there ... I'd rather see a Starbucks!
- - February 25, 2010 at 00:45:28
Remember the sitting park that used to be downtown? Remember all of the complaints about it? Be careful what you wish for.