I have received a lot of phone calls and emails over the last few days concerning the future of Frady Park. In the interest of ensuring that I don’t inadvertently miss any messages, I wanted to provide an update on where things stand. I am, of course, happy to answer any other questions you might have.
I did speak with staff earlier this week to get an idea of what the situation is regarding the park. The City currently leases the land that houses the park, and that land is owned by Pharr Yarns. Pharr is currently exploring their options for their properties in East Belmont, but they are still very early in the process and have not yet submitted a development application to the City. So, nothing is set in stone yet. However, if/when they decide to move forward with a project, the details will be posted at https://www.cityofbelmont.org/projects/. I will also provide relevant updates on my Facebook Page. The new changes that Council made to the development process last year will ensure that there is plenty of notice (including the new large development signs on-site) and opportunity for public engagement once Pharr’s plans are more concrete.
For my own part, it is clear that this is a well-used and well-loved park, and I think the preservation of the park should be a top consideration when reviewing any proposal for that part of town.