Keep Metacomet Green group files complaint against East Providence City Council
EAST PROVIDENCE, RI (WLNE) – A group of East Providence residents known as “Keep Metacomet Green” (KMG) filed a complaint in Rhode Island Superior Court against the city council over the recent rezoning of the Old Metacomet Golf Course Property on the Veterans Memorial Parkway.
Right now the property is set to be re-developed.
KMG members have been very outspoken against the plan and they want to keep the area as a green space.
Last month, the council voted to rezone the land and residents argue they didn’t provide the facts to back up that decision.
So far, developers have torn down the club house.
It’s not clear when they’ll start to redevelop the land.
KMG was formed as a a social media group by five East Providence residents on July 3, 2020. The formation of the group was in response to a recommendation by the East Providence Planning Board to the City Council to approve Marshall Properties’ petition to rezone the Metacomet property from Open Space to Mixed Use and to move the parcel into the city’s Waterfront District, under the authority of the Waterfront Commission.