Re: 93 South
something else along 93 south
This was the site of the gas station at South Bay Shopping Center. It is going to be a T-Mobile store, along with some other tenants, and probably offices on the top floor.
Great story about this site - the owner asked if he could put a billboard up. The site faces the highway, and is not within viewing distance of any possible home or nieghborhood - it is completely surrounded by retail and industrial uses. The billboard would have been valuable, and garnered the city and state good money.
The city said no.
Two sites down, the Carpenter's Union building sits among triple-decker homes in a residential neighborhood, fronting 93.
It was allowed to be built with a humungous, massive, Las Vegas-style television screen to display political commercials and other important public service messages from the union. The city does not get advertising tax revenue from this billboard.
On this site, the city said yes.
Corruption or just the rules of playing in Boston?