Renewed Development Threat
Post date: Feb 17, 2018 7:39:55 PM
In the early 2000s, a developer proposed to construct up to five two-story condominium buildings (10 units total) on the property at 104-108 Walter Street, including a paved driveway network. This lot abuts the 10-acre Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild. The community organized against this proposal, citing impact on the wetlands habitat, water and flooding, effects on property values, parking, and traffic/traffic safety. At that time, the City supported the neighborhood in its vigorous opposition and obtained a partial land transfer from the owner, promising the neighborhood that there would be no such development (see attached Roslindale Bulletin article).
However, coming up on 15 years later, the owner/developer has resubmitted a proposal for what appears to be virtually the same development on the same portion of their remaining land. The attached PDF shows more detail.
This matter will be addressed at the LANA meeting on March 12 at 7:00 p.m. Stay tuned for further announcements.