“We understand you’re doing the best you can,” one frustrated resident and frequent meeting attendee, told officers. “But all our resources are being sucked down the drain by this drug stuff.” He shook his head. “Our neighborhood is the hub of heroin; it’s Home Depot.”
Construction on Roberto Clemente Plaza in the Hub stalled when the project’s contractor filed for bankruptcy in 2015. Elected officials were joined by resident leaders on Aug. 28 to pressure the City to finish the job already.
Disputes over contracts and financing have led to yet more delays in finishing construction of Roberto Clemente Plaza in the Hub, more than a decade after the city first proposed it.
A form of synthetic marijuana known as K2 has made inroads in the Hub, worrying many that if it is not addressed quickly, the problem could spiral out of control.