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What Is Your Connection To The Site?

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What other questions or suggestions do you have about this project? (6/6)

Suggestions include more greenery, safe place to walk/cross the street, cafes/restaurant in the retail space, space for dogs, benches, garbage/composting bins, access to greenway

Thank you so much for your interest and feedback! As part of the project's public benefits, we plan to construct a new bicycle and pedestrian streetscape between Excel Academy and the new building which... Read more...

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What do you think can be most improved about this section of Bennington Street? (3/7)

Need to provide benefits to the community instead of just gentrifying people out of the neighborhood. Need a lot more affordable housing. And if there is retail it should be reserved for local businesses

Our team is committed to providing affordable housing as part of this development. If you have any thoughts about a local business that you think would be a good fit for our retail space please encourage... Read more...

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What do you think can be most improved about this section of Bennington Street? (3/6)

It’s currently an eye sore. It’s also very hard to cross the street near that intersection with the dangerous highway. It feels very unsafe to walk near there at night. Day square needs some more retail... Read more...

Thank you so much for your support! The development team is thrilled to provide retail space to activate Day Square as well as added greenery and a connection to the East Boston Greenway!

I find Erica's comment well said. I hope this development can be sensitive and supportive to the existing retail and restaurants in Day Square. If pedestrian connection, safety and experience is improved,... Read more...

Thank you very much for your comments Jordan! We aim to make Day Square a destination for local residents and we feel the new retail space will help increase community activity. The new sidewalks to be... Read more...

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What other questions or suggestions do you have about this project?

If the City already has plans for Day Square and is negotiating with private developers about it without actually presenting that to the community, what are all these meetings and surveys for? You're not... Read more...

While we cannot speak for the City about its plans, we do know that the BPDA has been engaged in a community wide planning initiative called Plan East Boston. That process has included community meetings,... Read more...

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What types of features and amenities would encourage you to spend more time in Day Square?

Features that continue to promote the values that people who currently live in East Boston want to see guiding development -- reasonable scale, accrual of benefits to those who have been living in East... Read more...

Thank you for your question and for focusing on how the redevelopment of 355 Bennington Street will impact those who currently call East Boston home. The project will take new affordable housing regulations... Read more...

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What other questions or suggestions do you have about this project?

13% affordable housing is standard but it does very little to accommodate existing residents being pushed out by high rents and gentrification. I would like to see at least 20% to truly benefit the community... Read more...

Thank you for sharing this concern. The project will take new affordable housing regulations in Boston into consideration and will work with elected officials to provide the right balance for this area.

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What other questions or suggestions do you have about this project? (7/7)

It looks really big and boxy, with building covering the entire site. We need at least some open space. I am also concerned about only building 82 parking spaces for 190 units.

David, we understand your concerns. Some main goals of this project are to maintain the urban feel of the neighborhood, create new connections to surrounding open space (East Boston Greenway and Bremen... Read more...

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What types of features and amenities would encourage you to spend more time in the planned open space and public plaza? (4/7)

Trees, plantings and a connection to the bike path if possible.

We plan to create a connection between the development and Excel Academy which will provide pedestrian and bicycle access to the East Boston Greenway from Day Square. This connection will also provide... Read more...

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What do you think can be most improved about this section of Bennington Street? (3/7)

Making it easier to cross the street and adding trees.

Thank you for your input! As part of the development there will be new sidewalks along Bennington and Bremen St making it easier to access existing crosswalks in the area. Additionally, the improved streetscape... Read more...

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What do you think can be most improved about this section of Bennington Street? (3/7)

We need to help the current community of low income who are the people that live in that area. The building should be affordable housing completely. Stop trying to push out the low income people because... Read more...

Diana, thank you for sharing your thoughts. The project will provide affordable housing in addition to the market rate units and the development team is working closely with the city to ensure that the... Read more...

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What other questions or suggestions do you have about this project? (7/7)

East Boston has enough luxury condo developments going on. Thanks for including community feedback, I hope it gets used.

It's important for us to hear the feedback from our future neighbors, thank you for sharing your thoughts.

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What types of features and amenities would encourage you to spend more time in the planned open space and public plaza? (4/7)

Room for little kids to play

Nikki, thank you for your input! We will be working with the City throughout the permitting process to incorporate the needs of the community, so we appreciate you sharing your thoughts. We feel the new... Read more...

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