9 Hemans Street

cubalibre

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That’s gonna be a lot of cars going up some steep and narrow roads. If I’m not mistaken some of those roads both on the east and west sides of the hill are private and not paved at the moment.
 

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That’s gonna be a lot of cars going up some steep and narrow roads. If I’m not mistaken some of those roads both on the east and west sides of the hill are private and not paved at the moment.
They're public, but you're right. It is a tight squeeze in spots and steep in some of the others. Not as bad as George Street, but it's anything but flat up there. If anything, I pictured someone building townhouses or more of the style of apartments found across the street from this parcel, not something this big. It is an isolated and neglected pocket of the city, and hopefully this means it will start to get some attention that it needs.
 

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They're public, but you're right. It is a tight squeeze in spots and steep in some of the others. Not as bad as George Street, but it's anything but flat up there. If anything, I pictured someone building townhouses or more of the style of apartments found across the street from this parcel, not something this big. It is an isolated and neglected pocket of the city, and hopefully this means it will start to get some attention that it needs.
yeah the city likes to start suddenly start caring about the quality of the infrastructure of these areas once a big development happens
 

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Wow. My grandfather used to own a house up there and it was a bit of a rough area then. This would be an awesome addition to the area. For context, here's what's up there now:
https://goo.gl/maps/SLH1jBdje9qFcezD7
It's still rough. It's just a handful of short streets wedged between commercial, industrial, highway, and a cemetery. At one time the Grove St. side actually abutted a small pond but that was filled in the 60's with commercial built on top. I wouldn't be surprised if it was a bit nicer long ago (and some of the remaining houses look like they were relative nice before falling into disrepair). Despite 290 being adjacent it doesn't seem to be one of the neighborhoods that was wrecked by it though, lots of rail was always there. What it does have going for it is the location is good in terms of highway access.
 

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That Cemetery is Rural. It is beautiful. The mausoleums are extraordinary. There are 18th century tombstones. It's a really special place.
 

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