This Place Matters

The purpose of Green Space on Prospect Street is to acquire and preserve the entire 4.6-acre former Romeo Middle School property at 297 Prospect Street as public green space. For all of us. Forever.
 
UPDATE:  The Romeo Community Schools Board of Education held a special meeting on May 16, 2024 and invited GSOPS to make a presentation to them. The Board had many questions, which resulted in some great discussion about the future of our project. When the Board came out of closed session, they voted to unanimously approve a resolution to extend the deadline for community acquisition of the 297 Prospect Street to November 1, 2024. The Board is engaged with us now and we are very encouraged. As soon as the full resolution is available, we will post it here with any other pertinent information.  

Time is running out!

We are committed to raising $500,000 by June 1, 2024  to purchase the 297 Prospect Street property and preserve it as public green space forever. With only a month left, we need your pledge now!

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Green Space Matters

Green space promotes health, wellness, and equity. Kids play there and we can be quiet in nature or gather with other people. The natural infrastructure makes our community more resilient to natural disasters and climate change. Green space creates a place where people want to live. 

This Place Matters

The former Romeo Middle School property has deep meaning for many, especially those who passed through the halls of Romeo High School, Junior High or Middle School. By preserving the Green Space on Prospect Street, we honor the past and invest in the future for our children.

Green Space is Sustainable

By designing the Green Space with minimal infrastructure and low maintenance needs, we will be fiscally sustainable. Planting Michigan native trees and plants will create habitat for birds and pollinators, absorb stormwater runoff and carbon dioxide and contribute to an environmentally sustainable future.

Eyes on the Future

The Green Space on Prospect Street commitment does not stop with acquiring 297 Prospect Street. After successful acquisition, we will team up once again with the Four County Community Foundation to establish a Green Space Romeo fund and continue to organize the community and fundraise to support the improvement and stewardship of public green spaces throughout the community.

Imagining a Public Green Space

Updates

We’re regularly engaging with the community. See our most recent news here.