Theres a white possibly limestone building that went up I think it was in Porter Square with almost a flatiron side to it that looks incredible. I wish I remembered the name but it was just as nice as anything ever built here in the past and it was brand new. No reason we cant build 100 more.^^all the housing projects need is better faux bricks and stonework trims, and the developers to bring the tree installers
behind them....and happy days are here again. it took me an hour to find the image (of this one), so i'll repost....
there are many more great examples!
Those are for Malden. The above photos are of Corey St in Melrose.Not a lot of offerings, but you can start here....
Edit: BTW the way, for those who live in the area and use Facebook, check out the Malden (MA) Politics group. It's moderated so you need to send a request and be approved but it's a pretty good source of Malden development info. (There is also a Malden super-NIMBY who is constantly commenting about how each new development will be the end of the world as we know it, so that's fun.)Malden’s mayor is asking the City Council to consider a new proposal for the long-dormant site of the long-closed Malden Hospital that calls for a less dense housing development, he said.
In a letter to the City Council, Gary Christenson said Fellsmere Housing Group, the site’s developer, has significantly changed plans for the 17.6-acre site in the city’s West End neighborhood.
Fellsmere’s original proposal included 18 single-family cottages on Hospital Road, along with 72 condominiums and 224 apartments on the former hospital site. The new plan would reduce the number of housing units by about 70, would not build on any land outside the hospital building’s footprint, and would ensure no units are rentals, Christenson said.
“It’s less dense, and it’s all owner-occupied,” Christenson said in an interview. “I think that’s two critical issues.”
It's a symptom of hyper local governance. When you have a city that is basically a neighborhood of a larger city controlled 100% locally the NIMBYs have more power.This is a site with 5 minute bus service to Malden Ctr, and a not unpleasant walk on more temperate days. It's tucked out of the way. I could understand not wanting to add traffic to the Fellsway E, but it sucks to see Malden blow it here. Why not seize the opportunity to build housing where no one else is?