It’s apparently back to square one for development of the Haymarket site along the Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.
Apparently, Governor Patrick’s office intervened after local produce vendors objected to the proposed construction of a new $40 million, 78-unit apartment building on the site.
Okay, they have a point. Apartment dwellers would inevitably pull a NIMBY on food vendors after they move in, objecting to the noise, smell, and crowds at Haymarket — even if they knew about the noise, smell and crowds before moving in.
But couldn’t state officials have figured this out before tentatively deciding to build an apartment building?
Something needs to be built. A project there would create hundreds of new construction jobs. Isn’t there something called a “recession” going on right now?