- Jan 7, 2012
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That might be a tough sell in some respects. Part of the area in question are the valuable athletic fields of Noyes Park, that have been a neighborhood amenity since my father's childhood. I wouldn't object to upzoning the Brandywine housing development with something that feels more urban (it's easily walkable to the Heights T station), but I imagine vocal resistance from many voices.I wish the entire area between Saratoga, Addison, Boardman and 1A would just get bombed and then have a street grid put in place for real development.
For me, it's the water-side of Central Square.Hands down the WORST place in all of East Boston.
At a locally sponsored meeting on this shit-bag airport hotel right now. Scintillating.
A way to get from there to downtown after midnight that does not include:Maverick Square E.Boston
What will it take for this land to get into the private markets and get developed?
3) I drive through those parts besides traffic I don't fine them as bad parts. Maybe very industrial and traffic congestion is unbearable.A way to get from there to downtown after midnight that does not include:
1) A car (this includes a place to park it downtown, at your residence, and the pass to get the toll discount)
2) Getting yelled at by cabbies
3) A five mile detour through the absolute worst parts of Eastie, Chelsea, Everett and Somerville (which also warrants a car, because no one in their right mind would walk through the tank farms after midnight, and I believe Beacham Street eats bicycles)
4) A boat
I looked for a long time at buying property over there. Almost did when a cute rowhouse came on the market for $140K a block away from the waterfront. The few restaurants that are there are also rocking, and the architecture is great. But once the T stops you basically can't get anywhere without a car.