St. John’s Green
Program Area: ReClaim
Topic: Community Engagement, Vacant Land
Year: 2015, 2016
Neighborhood: Brighton Heights
Read our blog about the process of community outreach that we’ve been using for St. John’s Green.
The Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) owns a large vacant lot in the neighborhood of Brighton Heights that was the former home of the St. John’s Hospital. As the URA is looking for a new plan for the space, they’ve asked a few partners to lend their expertise. Ecologists from Chatham University have done an ecological assessment of the site which will help to inform which uses make the most sense. GTECH has been working to gather input from Brighton Heights neighbors, and local design company, Origin4Design, is working alongside GTECH to put input from neighbors into a comprehensive design.
The image below shows the location and property lines of the lot, now called St. John’s Green. Spanning three acres, the lot contains a mix of healthy wooded areas, meadow, some invasive plants, and concrete foundations remaining from the St. Johns hospital buildings. While there are many ideas about what the space could be, neighbors are working to determine the use that best fits with the needs and interests of the neighborhood throughout the winter and spring. Luckily, there’s space for more than one idea at St. John’s Green!
If you’re a neighbor to the St. John’s Green and would like to get involved, email us.
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