We are writing to express our disappointment in Sam Hall Kaplan's column, "A Lesson for Pershing Square."
We are concerned that Kaplan has criticized the approach that is being launched to revitalize Pershing Square without understanding the planning process currently being developed by the Pershing Square Management Assn., the Community Redevelopment Agency and the Department of Recreation and Parks.
These groups are dedicated to exactly the same thoughtful process for revitalization that Kaplan advocates. Further, the effort is one which will involve substantial public discussion and decision making by representative public bodies.
The CRA has recognized the potential that exists for establishing a public/private partnership to restore Pershing Square to its fullest potential. The CRA encourages the formation of nonprofit public benefit organizations and frequently joins forces with them to achieve the goals of the agency.