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Developer will fix sidewalk on Old Colony Ave.

Look like a developer is in a bit of hot water for having a small sidewalk that is inaccessible to seniors and pedestrians with disabilities.  According to the Boston Herald, City Point Capital built a five-story 24-condo housing unit at 232 Old Colony Avenue with a sidewalk that was not compliant with the American with Disabilities Act.  Earlier this month, State Senator Nick Collins submitted a letter of opposition to the Public Improvement Commission (PIC).  Collins also called about City Point Capital for showing a “disregard for the neighborhood.”

A hearing took place on Thursday in front of the PIC and the city approved a pedestrian easement plan to fix the sidewalk. Representatives from Councilor Flynn’s office, Councilor Flaherty’s office and Senator Collins himself testified at the hearing regarding concerns from residents about the sidewalk.

The small sidewalk was discovered during a construction progress inspection and officials noted that the sidewalk wasn’t consistent with the site plan.  The developer will now fix the sidewalk so it’s compliant. 

With lots of changes coming to that neighborhood, it’s good to see someone is paying attention.

Image via City Point Capital

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Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.