But, what would have been built where people now want to expand a park would have included the most commercial development anywhere in Southeast Olympia. And, it wasn't much. It could have used a lot more.
All that pink and blue is residential. There is only one small zoned parcel of commercial at 18th and Boulevard.
In turn, this makes Southeast Oly a very unwalkable part of town.
Keeping open space open and building more parks is an easy thing to get around. But, to really make a place livable is to accept that some development will happen. But to make sure that development gives us what we actually need as a community.