High Park Garden residents want it all

Star Ledger: Carter: Parcel of land has Newark residents, city officials caught in a community squabble

The rift: what to do with 6.2 acres once occupied by Douglass Harrison, a run-down housing complex that helped bring down the neighborhood. Do you reserve the land for green space only, or should it be divvied up into new housing and park land?

It’s an easy answer for many High Park Garden residents. They want the green space they say was promised to them. They believe the area is too dense for more housing and the city should not blow this chance to carve out fitness trails and gardens where misery strangled the community for more than 20 years.

Author: Ken Walker

Husband, Father, Newarker, PCA Elder, Business Analyst. In a glass case of emotion since 1978.