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Citizens Connect to South Bay - Community Meeting #2  4/6/13

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
(617) 388-5322

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

Susan Capachione
Joe Chaisson
Rosanne Foley
Maryssa Schneider McLean
Pattie McCormick
India Minchoff
Desmond Rohan
Millie Rooney
Earl Taylor
Joan Tighe
Linda Zablocki

Posted: March 24, 2013     Nancy J Conrad

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