East Boston Infill and Small Developments

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Great photos, Beeline. I love the number of new townhomes and small apartments going up over Eastie
 

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Damn, I kinda want to move to Eastie now.
Its definitely one of my favorite neighborhoods, the biggest negative is no pedestrian connection to downtown, but transit wise youre 1 stop away.

What I like more than Dorchester is that the streets are on a grid, theres much more brick buildings, and the lot sizes are much smaller. In dorchester most buildings are detached from eachother and theres a lot of space around each house. Its dense but it feels much more suburban with so much unused space. I like how in eastie its more like an nyc borough where its really dense and most buildings are built right up against eachother.
 

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Not sure if this is the right place for this...

I just moved to East Boston and for a really dense and rapidly changing neighborhood in Boston, also separated by water on 3 sides, East Boston lacks a lot of retail/services.

The population of East Boston is almost 50k in a small area - yet it seems like there strangely still isn't a lot of coffee shops, bars, gyms, stores, etc. I am not too experienced in the space of community development and/or zoning, but it feels like something is off or went wrong.

Also - there is a lot of vacant lots and buildings which are taking a bit to be redeveloped on soon-to-be very valuable land. Maybe this will all change.
 

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Not sure if this is the right place for this...

I just moved to East Boston and for a really dense and rapidly changing neighborhood in Boston, also separated by water on 3 sides, East Boston lacks a lot of retail/services.

The population of East Boston is almost 50k in a small area - yet it seems like there strangely still isn't a lot of coffee shops, bars, gyms, stores, etc. I am not too experienced in the space of community development and/or zoning, but it feels like something is off or went wrong.

Also - there is a lot of vacant lots and buildings which are taking a bit to be redeveloped on soon-to-be very valuable land. Maybe this will all change.
This short documentary should help explain things. Not enough Denzels to go around.
 

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Not sure if this is the right place for this...

I just moved to East Boston and for a really dense and rapidly changing neighborhood in Boston, also separated by water on 3 sides, East Boston lacks a lot of retail/services.

The population of East Boston is almost 50k in a small area - yet it seems like there strangely still isn't a lot of coffee shops, bars, gyms, stores, etc. I am not too experienced in the space of community development and/or zoning, but it feels like something is off or went wrong.

Also - there is a lot of vacant lots and buildings which are taking a bit to be redeveloped on soon-to-be very valuable land. Maybe this will all change.
I don't live in East Boston but as someone who spends a lot of time exploring various coffee shops and cafes all around Boston, I agree, East Boston is sorely lacking in that department. Only a few options (e.g. Americano Espresso Bar).
 

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This is an amazing thread, really great pics by @BeeLine and thoroughly enjoyable to peruse. I'm embarrassed to say that, even though I work one day a week just outside Maverick Square, I somehow hadn't noticed all this cool construction. I clearly need to spend longer lunches walking about the neighborhood.
 

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I noticed last night that there's a new East Boston Police Station almost complete behind Eagle Hill near the Chelsea St Bridge. It will be getting rid of a lot of parking issues at the current precinct in Maverick. Does anyone know what the plans for the current Paris St station are? It would be a prime spot for redevelopment, or it might just end up as a neighborhood station in Maverick...
 

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