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Re: “OPC Meets $1M Greensward Goal

So,the OPC has raised all this money to pay half the cost for the Zoo to pave 1/4th of the Greensward. This is supposed to be a compromise? It is a straight forward land grab for 1/4rh of the Greensward. Do all the donors realize they are paying to pave part of the Greensward? Anyone who tries to justify giving up one inch of the Greensward, when the Zoo has done virtually nothing to fix their parking problems, is a traitor to the Park. The fact that the Zoo has actually obstructed this plan which gives them 1/4th of the Greensward and has others paying half their costs, makes it clear they want the entire Greensward. If we give the Zoo one fourth of the Greensward, the Zoo will take it all in the next 5 years. This fight is not over. Long Live the Greensward.

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Posted by greenline user on 06/12/2017 at 4:23 PM

Re: “Q&A: Railgarten Partner Talks Parking, Shipping Containers, and Getting Permanently Open

This all sounds great until you hear a thumping nightmare at 2 AM while you try and sleep.
The owners plan to be open with live outdoor music until 2 AM. If you live north of Central you will be homicidal before long.

This is not about Memphis, this is about a financial churn and burn frontier mentality. Get in make a lot of money then leave it all in a ash heap, Just like Loflin Yard and the poor folks that have to live with that nightmare. Oh by the way, Railgarten is brought to you by the same folks who have destroyed people's lives who reside around Loflin Yard. Yes it is the same core bunch.

Memphis is better than this, Railgarten and Loflin Yard get your act together and at least pretend you are part of the community.

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Posted by greenline user on 05/16/2017 at 8:47 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Zoo Parking Project Finds a New Way Forward

Well well well. The ZOO got the parking spots reduced but still plan to pave 1/4th of the Greensward. Sooo, that means they get even more parking on the Greensward. A decision has been made to pave some of the Greensward and have you and I pay for it. The Flyer quoted a false fact. The statement you see below is NOT true in any sense of the word.

"This move would save more than acre of the Greensward from the project. "

The the reduced parking spaces do not change the foot print of the parking lot that can be seen on the OPC's and City's website. They are paving about 1/4th of the Greensward.

There is no compromise that involves paving any of the Greensward. OPC and ZOO have both agreed to pave some of the Greensward. That decision involved nobody but these two self interested parties. This fight is far from over, in fact it has not really begun. SAVE THE GREENSWARD

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Posted by greenline user on 04/12/2017 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Report: New Zoo Lot Would Take an Acre of Greensward

Flyer gets it right CA is WRONG. Parking on the Greensward is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The City Council process in place now does nothing to force the Zoo to consider alternative parking. Citizens will unite to stop the parking on the Greensward.

Fake citizen reps sit with the City Council Committee to make Strickland look good. While at the same time they hope they can fake the public into choking down the Zoo dominance of us all. We will not smile and say thank you for a false compromise that gives the ZOO everything and the public nothing.

Save the Greensward

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Posted by greenline user on 01/09/2017 at 7:19 PM

Re: “Committee Continues Work on Greensward Project

Parking on the Greensward is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. The City Council process in place now does nothing to force the Zoo to consider alternative parking. Citizens will unite again to stop the parking on the Greensward.

The die was caste when the Council voted and formed a committee made up of a fake citizen group group the represents nobody and is run by blind Strickland supporters and City and Zoo officials. Their intent is clear give the Zoo what it wants and make everyone think a compromise has been found and Strickland looks great.

Not one foot of the Greensward does the ZOO get.

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Posted by greenline user on 01/07/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “Greensward, Weirich, and Black Lives Matter

Nothing has changed on the Greensward. The only plan that has been published is one that shows 1/4th of the Greensward being paved or turned into an unusable dirt hill, the loss of 1/3 of the Formal Gardens and a new exit connecting Overton Park Ave. to the Park for 130+ cars to park. The Zoo refuses to look at street side parking on N. Parkway and shuttle buses from anywhere including the now almost abandoned Support Services area on East Parkway. There is no win here, the Zoo gets more of the Park and the public loses.

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Posted by greenline user on 12/27/2016 at 8:05 PM

Re: “New Site Offers Transparency on Zoo Parking Project

Well, arguing on the internet seems to suit both of you.

Look, none of this is hard to understand. Humans when faced with a bully usually do one of two things. Look the other way and make excuses for them or fight them. The zoo is the bully, they control key votes on the Council, as shown in the vote in July and nobody will tell them what to do. This Committee is not going to fight the zoo that is why they will ignore the 200 parking spaces on N. Parkway and refuse to even consider any type of shuttle idea. THE ZOO WILL DICTATE THE OUTCOME, that is why this committee will justify destroying 1/4 of the Greensward.

The Citizens will fight

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Posted by greenline user on 10/16/2016 at 8:20 PM

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