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"The BT Group, led by Fields Corner resident Hiep Chu, gave the first showing of a zero-parking transit-oriented development that it is proposing for a vacant lot that it owns, 22 Freeman St., which abuts the Fields Corner MBTA Station. Hue Architecture’s Jenny Ha and Chu told neighbors that they are proposing a new building with 14 rental studios and no vehicle parking, but 15 bicycle parking spaces.

The building would be five stories tall but would utilize the current topography to have the first floor underground. That space would contain indoor bike parking, mechanicals, trash, and storage rooms. The first floor would feature an expanded outdoor veranda with greenery, as well as community space inside and two units. The top three floors would be only residential units. All the units would be between 378 and 396 square feet."

Take a look at this on streetview of Google Maps

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22 Freeman St. is pretty cool, but, wow, is the Fields Corner t-stop/bus way decrepit/barren/desolate in the street view there. Then again... always thought Fields Corner in general was pretty strange being off set from the Dot Ave (when it does seem like there would be enough room between Adams & Dot Ave). Hope it's due up at some point for some rehabilitation.
 

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Boston's Little Saigon neighborhood gets boost while embracing Asian heritage





“BOSTON —
A Boston neighborhood is getting some added help coming out of the COVID-19 pandemic, a boost that also embraces its Asian heritage.”

“Last May, a stretch of Dorchester Avenue was designated “Little Saigon” by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. That designation allows for state funding, not just for businesses, but for beautification and community programs as well…”


https://www.wcvb.com/amp/article/boston-little-saigon-vietnamese-community-dorcester-avenue/40027618
 

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Going to have to say I really don't care for that one (and the rest going up on Adams). Give me no set back with ground floor retail that can eventually build off a continued street wall from Lower Mills. Neighborhood as certainly shown it can support more restaurants and businesses.
 

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