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City to again meet with the community on reuse of West 2nd and West 1st Street lots

Posted by Patrick Rosso  September 9, 2013 10:00 AM

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The location of the two lots.


Residents and the city of Boston will again come together to discuss the future of vacant city-owned property on West 1st and West 2nd Street.

A public meeting has been set for Tuesday, September 10, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Condon Community Center at 200 D St.

The two parcels, located at 174 West 2nd St. and 179 West 1st St., connect in the rear and together make-up an estimated 16,000-square-feet of space. Other than a vacant single-story brick building on the West 2nd Street lot, the two properties are empty.

The lots' combined value is $416,300, according to the city’s Assessing Department.

The Department of Neighborhood Development, which oversees the property, has been meeting with residents over the past few months to discuss the future of the space.

At past meetings residents have advocated for a number of uses at the lot including green and open space, with some citing the city’s 2002-2006 and 2008-2014 Open Space Plans, which highlighted the St. Vincent's Neighborhood because of its lack of open space.

DND has presented a series of alternatives for the site including 100 percent open space with two-thirds being community gardens, 75-percent open space with “low-density” residential use, and 100 percent open space with an underground parking component.

At Tuesday's meeting conversations are expected to continue on the possible use of the sight and the timeline for its sale or conversion into a public use.

For more information contact Tom Gannon, a development officer with DND, at (617) 635-0226.

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