I ride by here on my bike quite frequently. There has been a surge in activity over the past few months, after essentially a year of nothing. Good to see it approaching completion, but I hadn't realized it would be a hotel. I'd have preferred apartments.
This is the residential part of this project. I think it's named Melena Cass Residence.I ride by here on my bike quite frequently. There has been a surge in activity over the past few months, after essentially a year of nothing. Good to see it approaching completion, but I hadn't realized it would be a hotel. I'd have preferred apartments.
For what amounts to the first significant investment in the area this seems like a good project to me. If this is a success perhaps we'll see other larger scale projects in the future. It's obviously not a terrible neighborhood but it is almost surrounded by housing projects and offers very little in terms of neighborhood amenities so I think they'd have struggled to fill a larger building.What a lost opportunity. This is worse than the Seaport.
Once the "Greater Ink Block" area finishes its transition from parking lots and industry to contemporary South End, the area bound by Mass Ave, Washington St, and Melnea Cass will be next.This part of Boston should have become a world class neighborhood......
So sad Melnea Cass continues to be ground zero of the vanquished/ devoid of life post-urban wasteland.
Unless I'm mistaken, the "useless open space" you're referring to is the South Bay Harbor Trail. The trail provides a connection between the Southwest Corridor Park Trail and--ultimately--the Boston Harborwalk. A couple apparent gaps exist, but will likely be resolved/mitigated for with the completion of The Abbey Group's Exchange South End and ongoing improvements near the Broadway T station.A bland box with useless open space. At Alewife I groan but here it's just everything wrong with how we plan American cites. Haven't updated the zoning codes in 60 years? No problem as long as there is development. Roxbury continues to suffer.