Court Square Civic Association begins petition to save “The Lot” from development

Hello friends and neighbors,

We are reaching out to you because we need your help and signatures regarding the continued diminishment and depletion of open and public green space in our neighborhood.

11,000+ residential units, over a million square feet of office space, and around 1,800 hotel rooms that are under construction or proposed for the neighborhood.

What is not being planned is public open space, which is increasingly rare and/or grossly underutilized by design.

In Court Square, it’s alarming to learn that one of the neighborhood’s most central, albeit private, open spaces, The Lot (located at 43-12 Hunter St), has been formally slated for development by its owner Rockrose Development.

We are calling upon our elected officials to help rectify a problem that is spiraling out of control. With all attention placed on the waterfront, communities east of 11th Street have gotten worse with almost no public open space and less and less light and fresh air as every square foot is going vertical.

Please sign our petition to call on our elected officials, to take a good look at what’s possible in The Lot — and other open space opportunities — and work with Rockrose to actualize its potential in partnership with community groups for their tenants, our families, and neighbors.

Thank you,
Court Square Civic Association

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