- Mar 14, 2008
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They sure spent a lot of money on marketing for something that will never happen.
Yea youre right. I can see a lot more of the same happening here but this shiny mini city they have here in the renderings I really have a tough time believing will ever come to fruitionA lot of residential has gone in. But all of it is 100% residential with big surface parking lots. No retail.
And a bs one at that since the jackasses in Rockland nixed the reconnection of union Street Rockland to union Street Weymouth like it was before the Navy took the land.This got a write up in the Times today.
Union Point is such a terrible name.
I've learned to look at these proposals and judge the likelihood of their success by whether or not the phasing makes sense. If you look at Assembly they had a project phasing with underlying business models that made sense given the location was already in a densely populated area. If you have a blank slate and show a full build-out that clearly will take many many years and require a huge capital investment then my first question is what are you actually going to be able to build in the next 3 to 5 years and the 3 to 5 years after that and the 30 year plan is just a pretty picture.http://weymouth.wickedlocal.com/news/20181001/weymouth-mayor-hopeful-about-union-points-future
These master developers all seem like theyre shady as hell, why can't they get things going down there in a good economy? If not now, it will never happen. I believe Quincy has had similar issues with their master development of Quincy Center.
I agree under this master developer nothing much will get done. I think there's some behind the scenes antics going on. I heard something about they get free water police firefighters and trash service as currently stands. Or they're very behind on those payments. It reeks of this company taking advantage of the towns and getting something for nothing. They will probably go bankrupt and not pay any of their bills while simultaneously paying their CEO $40 mill.To make it work, you really would need the Red line extended there or Indigo with double track. Neither of those are really all that realistic TBH.
When I was there, it totally screamed "It will never be finished".
This is cancelled."Dutch robotics company moving to Union Point."