The enterprising locals have turned the empty lot into a skate park of their own creation complete with several homemade ramps.
The City of Santa Ana would never put a city skate park at Santiago Park because of course the NIMBYs would not have it. But now that is exactly what they are stuck with – but worse it is an illicit and unpermitted skate park.
By now the lot should be a luxury apartment development that would have generated millions of dollars in annual tax revenue for the City of Santa Ana.
The NIMBYs won the development battle but it was a pyrrhic victory. But the locals are sure enjoying their new skate park!