Sunday, July 6, 2008

The place to be

Today's Globe has a story on development in the neighborhood -- specifically, the Boston East project, which would put 196 units on Border Street along the waterfront. The piece says that, "Developers, state and city officials, and residents are united in their enthusiasm for the project," which will include 26 units of affordable housing, an art gallery and "plenty of public-access space."

Elizabeth Gehrman, a freelance writer who lives in Eastie, goes on to say:
...the buzz on East Boston finally seems to be translating into action. Boston East is not the only new housing development that's moving forward: The 65-unit Seville at Boston Harbor and the 148-unit New Street residential project are also steaming ahead, and several other projects have been approved by the Boston Redevelopment Authority.
In her column today, the Globe's Yvonne Abraham writes about things to do this summer in the city and notes:
There are great spots all over East Boston, an enormously diverse magnet for new arrivals to the city. But here in Orient Heights, you have a kitschy 35-foot copper and bronze Madonna, set in a tranquil plaza, and it is truly something to behold.


Anonymous said...

what about the blue building next door and the unattractive mcdonalds building, will they both be demolished once the new building is complete.

Anonymous said...

the place to be? situated between central square and the maverick projects. what an attraction. can go for an evening stroll through the square, are you kidding?