New rooms with a view – East Boston is redeveloped
Whoa. check the bottom paragraph. Yes, the plans by the two developers definitely do differ, widely.
By Christine MacDonald, Boston Globe
The rotting piers in the long shadow of the Tobin Bridge are a gathering spot for neighborhood homeless people. But townhouses and condominiums could displace them, rising up from the old docks and untended grass as one of the last undeveloped stretches of the Maverick waterfront prepares to join a larger transformation already underway.
Barbara Salfity, deputy director of real estate for the city’s Department of Neighborhood Development, said last week that her office will issue a formal call for proposals for the city-owned parcels late next month and will bring bids to the neighborhood for input sometime in the fall.
”I think East Boston wants to see these properties brought into productive use,” Salfity said. She said plans have been in the works for five years but received a boost May 19 when two developers presented their ideas for the property to residents at a neighborhood meeting.
The two developers who stepped forward last month displayed starkly different visions for the parcels. John Rosario presented plans to build six townhouses, while the East Boston Community Development Corp. would add 200 condominiums, a quarter designated as affordable housing, plus a pavilion, a park, and a sculpture garden.
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