Letter to the Community
Mar 22, 2013
Thank you for joining us at a very successful charrette on March 9 regarding your ideas and concerns about potential expansion of the South Bay shopping area!
Please join us again on Saturday, April 6 from 9:30 a.m. to noon for our second of three meetings. This meeting will be an opportunity to hear and participate in a presentation of the concerns and visions collected at the March 9 charrette.
Citizens Connect to South Bay
Community Meeting #2
Sat, Apr 6, 2013, 9:30am - 12 noon
Local 12 Plumbers and Gasfitters Hall
1240 Mass Ave, Dorchester
at Allstate Road, just outside of South Bay.
RSVP by April 4
Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you on April 6!
-Citizens Connect to South Bay
From Erica Mattison
A few of the wants expressed by community members at the Citizens Connect to South Bay March 9, 2013 charrette:
- Enhance/emphasize historic character of the area (create a Dorchester Historic Trail),
- maintain views of Boston skyline (i.e. no billboards that obstruct views),
- make area more geared to peds and bikes (i.e. easy, safe crossings and cycletracks or bike lanes and bike parking near businesses),
- improved connections (i.e. between transit stations and retail and residential areas),
- more landscaping/open space that would attract broad cross-section of the community,
- wide sidewalks to allow for outdoor cafe seating,
- movie theatre/performance space,
- alleviation of constant traffic back-up on Boston St headed toward Mass Ave,
- mixed use developments (underground garage, locally owned businesses on ground floor, apts and/or condos on upper levels),
- variety of spaces where area residents can gather for social/civic purposes (non-chain restaurants, cafes, bars, a building with publicly available meeting space, dog park),
- parking for area residents.
Citizens Connect to South Bay Committee Members
Maryssa Schneider McLean
|Posted: March 24, 2013 Nancy J Conrad
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