East Boston Infill and Small Developments

HenryAlan

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@chrisbrat -- I'm looking at the 2020 census GIS mapping. East Boston as a whole, shows a lower density profile, but we have to keep in mind that the airport and associated transportation infrastructure (tank farms, etc.) probably account for about half of the total land mass. So you can essentially double the total density figures. Somerville is much more uniformly built out at a high density level, so the actual in any given location pretty closely matches the average (~23K/sqm). Not so for East Boston, where it can vary from 0 to 55K. Anyway, I'm always fascinated by this kind of stuff, particularly in how method for measurement can often influence resulting numbers. Both neighborhoods, along with much of the rest of Boston and inner suburbs demonstrate a type of high density housing that doesn't fit the stereotypes of either large apartment blocks or towers.
 

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That reminds me of how density maps of los angeles are skewed low because all the mountains around that have no housing whatsoever bring the overall density down of LA county making it seem less dense than it reallly is. I can imagine the airport has a huge effect on east boston.
 

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That reminds me of how density maps of los angeles are skewed low because all the mountains around that have no housing whatsoever bring the overall density down of LA county making it seem less dense than it reallly is. I can imagine the airport has a huge effect on east boston.
The airport impacting the numbers makes a lot of sense. Prior to moving to East Boston, we lived in Somerville for 4 years. It’s really hard to imagine Somerville being denser than Eastie. Both are certainly dense, but Eastie feels a good deal more tightly packed to me. Particularly Eagle Hill and much of Jeffries Point. After a little digging, it does looks like the densest parts of Eastie are more dense than anything in Somerville. That reflects how I experience both places.
 

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Thanks. It's been there forever. Now I remember! That spot used to be a parking lot for taxis!! :)
 

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Looks like this project has come to life again. As you can see we have some new windows. Anyone know is this is still planed to be a Loftel Hotel? I'm surprised they haven't converted it lab/life science.
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