The whole matter had been permanently tabled after a lack of public support and the contention over the matter. Such parks are routine and benign in most communities but not here.
No Park for MiaMr. Gates had hoped the election would change his prospects but in the end Councilman Mark Walczyk wisely sided with the Mayor and Ms. Macaluso against any such project in Thompson Park.
A site on Factory Street will remain a park or may be sold to a local developer. Either way, quashing the issue early was the right thing to do.