The 2-acre parking lot attached to a vacant movie theater “eyesore” on McCormick Road will be transformed into a simple park with turf, a state official said.
“It’s been there for a long time,” said David St. Pierre, executive director of the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, which owns the property. “We worked for the past 10 years with different scenarios of people having interest in developing something. It just has never quite made it to the finish line.”
Residents living near the lot and former movie theater call it an eyesore and have been pushing both the city and reclamation district to fix up the property. They said it attracts criminals and gang activity.