Posted by Steve, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Sep 17, 2012 at 9:07 pm
"Main road filled with industry...is not a place for a park."
Needless to say, a location like that is not a suitable place for family homes either. But the homes ARE there, so the need for said park there stands.
Like it was stated already, it's all about the money.
"...and next to the trains... "
Really? many cities have homes and neighborhoods right up against train tracks including Mountain View (Villa street, San Antonio Station area), and everyone has been fine with it.