A Globe article about Mayor Marty Walsh’s plans to allow higher density housing and less parking in two parts of the city — JP and Southie — writes off the entire stretch between Forest Hills Station and Jackson Square Station (AKA the entire neighborhood) as a “desolate stretch.”
Here are the key paragraphs:
In a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, Walsh said sections near the MBTA’s Red and Orange lines would be designated as transit-oriented growth zones. A Boston Redevelopment Authority task force will examine the two desolate urban stretches and recommend zoning changes to encourage development.
Walsh offered few specifics about his plan, but said it was needed to lower rents, spur retail investment, and “breathe new life into underdeveloped streets.” The mayor has targeted Dorchester Avenue in South Boston between Andrew Square and Broadway, and the Orange Line in Jamaica Plain between Forest Hills and Jackson Square.