Community members are not going to like this, but Clear Channel has put the property that has been home to the Egleston Square Peace Garden up for sale. The property at 3127-3131 Washington St. (corner of Washington and School streets) has been listed by Colliers for $1.1 million as of Dec. 6. The real estate listing states the 5,497 sq.
The following is an open letter to our communities in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury and our elected officials about the Egleston Square Peace Garden:
We have all been concerned about the condition of 3127 Washington Street, also known as the Egleston Square Peace Garden at Washington and School Streets.
Clear Channel Outdoor, an outdoor advertising company, owns this parcel and operates a billboard there permitted in 1980. Clear Channel is legally responsible for the condition of their property. They installed a fence around it beginning around Nov. 11 after receiving pressure to do so from the city of Boston Inspectional Services Department because of multiple code violations recently found there. Seeing this fence stirs up many emotions, including anxiety for people who have been receiving outreach and services there.