Southie has it all! Million dollar condos, some of the best restaurants around, light up swings and seesaws, and now we might be getting gondolas.
We wrote about it back in December. One developer was proposing an aerial tram to relieve to the traffic nightmare in the Seaport District.
Millennium Partners – the developer behind the Millennium Tower and the Winthrop Square is proposing a tram system would run from South Station to the Seaport District of South Boston. This system would be be able to transport nearly 15,000 people daily!
Well, according to the Boston Globe, developers of the new 1000 plus room Omni Hotel loves the idea too – especially since Millennium Partners have agreed to alter the route to swoop down and pick up and drop off guests of the hotel. It seems that Omni too is concerned about the traffic (but honestly who isn’t) and thinks gondolas are a great idea!
The article also states that Congressman Stephen Lynch is also on-board with the proposal for an aerial tram too – especially the part that the gondola system would carry the equivalent of 40 buses per hour and addition reducing traffic and eliminating carbon emissions.
So looks like it’s one step closer to gondolas overhead. The proposal still needs to get approval from the City of Boston and Massport. So we shall see.
What do you think?