“We don’t want another Lincoln.”
The Boston Planning and Development Agency held a community meeting to discuss – 555 East Broadway – the old 7-11 at H and Broadway. The proposed development includes a four-story mixed-use building with 14 rental units and 14 parking spots. There will also be an approximately 3,717 square feet for a restaurant on the ground level.
And the restaurant seems to be the big bone of contention with residents who live in the neighborhood. The restaurants would hold 150 people. Concerns voiced at the virtual meeting with over 75 people in attendance included – loud, drunk patrons waiting in lines out front, lines of Ubers, public urination and public drinking.
Several people also didn’t like the idea of the 14 units being rental apartments and believed it would attract young transient residents. One gentleman said he would prefer the units be larger condos and sold to families.
City Councilor Ed Flynn is against the project in addition to State Rep. David Biele.
Stephen Harvey from the BPDA who ran the meeting, ended it by stating the BPDA would meet with the developers and discuss the concerns of the community. George Morancy – attorney for the developer – stated they would come back with a revised proposal to present to the community. So we shall see.
You can watch the video of the meeting here.
You can learn more about his project here.
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