Scott Van Voorhis, in today’s Herald:

Townhouse-style living, just blocks from Boston’s $800 million-plus convention center.

Such might be the unusual sales pitch of a Midwestern builder looking to turn a scruffy industrial block near the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center into a residential oasis.

Chicago-based MCL Development is looking to build out a city block near the hall with 242 townhouse-like units, with an acre-sized public park in the center.

YAY!

Still, not everyone is thrilled with the residential boom taking place around the giant meeting hall.

In fact, some neighborhood residents are uneasy about the size and density of MCL plans to build townhouse-style units near the convention center.

The builder has taken plans back to the drawing board …

BOO.

Complete article: Housing proposed near hall in Southie – By Scott Van Voorhis, The Boston Herald

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