Union Point | Former South Weymouth NAS | Weymouth

jklo

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Since theres a massive housing crisis in the state and this project has mostly stalled/failed, but theres a ton of open land here close to Boston ready for redevelopment and a commuter rail station, I dont understand why they cant just lay down a bare bones street grid and build 100 5 over 1’s. That little tech city thing they planned was cute, but not gonna happen, so why not just build a shit ton of dense housing? Hell they could even find a way to fit some public housing in here too. The state should be really pushing to try to get something going here. The ironic part is that if they just threw a square street grid over the airport and then filled it in with 100 generic 5 over 1’s it would end up being a much more enjoyable and livable city than the masterplanned city they had planned before.
I mean, there's a reason this project was a failure.
 

Equilibria

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Since theres a massive housing crisis in the state and this project has mostly stalled/failed, but theres a ton of open land here close to Boston ready for redevelopment and a commuter rail station, I dont understand why they cant just lay down a bare bones street grid and build 100 5 over 1’s. That little tech city thing they planned was cute, but not gonna happen, so why not just build a shit ton of dense housing? Hell they could even find a way to fit some public housing in here too. The state should be really pushing to try to get something going here. The ironic part is that if they just threw a square street grid over the airport and then filled it in with 100 generic 5 over 1’s it would end up being a much more enjoyable and livable city than the masterplanned city they had planned before.
You just described Alewife ..
 

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The folks in the area wanted to ensure that the NAS could never be considered as a reliever airport for Logan, while simultaneously preserving their towns in amber. In that light, the project is a smashing success.
 

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