Comment 48916

By pipe72 (anonymous) | Posted October 06, 2010 at 11:43:12

There are many-low/med rise condo projects planned for the North End already(Pier 8, Tiffany/Barton). Jamming the maximum allowable units(and then some) into an existing single dwelling property, sets a dangerous precedent for every other large or double lot. Citing increased property values and municipal taxes seems a little short sited to me. What about quality of life? Will you be able to safely cross Bay or James Street(or even cut-through side streets)? Outdoor tranquility replaced with 3-floor overlooking balconies, idling cars and large scale waste disposal containers. Many houses nearby don't have driveways; where will condo visitors park?

"Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things" Russel Baker

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