There are no service alleys around here for garage access, and garage parking is a golden ticket for people able to spend $750k+ on a tiny condo. I think Southie is overcrowded, overpriced, and over-hyped, but as a bourgeois bedroom-community-within-a-city, garages should be expected.Irrespective of the aesthetics of this particular one:
Ground-floor garages are despair. Yes...eat the person-to-person interface with the street everywhere so man can move from enclosed pod to enclosed pod in isolation. Truly that is our urban fabric, no?