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If you could change one thing about Mary Ellen McCormack, what would it be?

if I could change anything about Mary Ellen McCormick it would be the maintenance of each unit and lack of response for fixing things. And I would also change the buildings main door and make it so each... Read more...

Thanks Erin. The property will be managed by WinnResidential, an award-winning property management company that is based in Boston and has an excellent reputation for building and grounds maintenance.... Read more...

I thought after the demolition of Columbia Point housing project, the building of a huge monstrous housing development, you're intending on building, would not happen again. There's nothing special/quaint... Read more...

I haven't heard anything sbout the upcoming remodeling of Mary Ellen McCormack since Covid was introduced into our lives. <br><br>I am disabled and have many concerns regarding relocating. Is there a date... Read more...

Parking is a big problem go to dinner get back home cannot find fund anywhere to park. Bathroom are to tiny you can literally put one foot in the tub and the next in the hallway

Nobody commenting will ever see a new apartment here. They are knocking down one section of singles. It’ll be 20 years before the development is done and you’ll be long gone.

I would like for my door to have a buzzer, so I know my delivery packages can get in. I am tired of my packages getting stolen, because they can't get in.

Hi Laureen,

The redevelopment will have video intercom systems and secured package rooms. This will make the community safer for residents and make it easier to receive deliveries.

Erin, the original Old Harbor Village had everything for children. Playgrounds, basketball courts, building basements had playrooms, lavatories, cooking classes (some of the old stoves are still in the... Read more...

Erin, the original Old Harbor Village had everything for children. Playgrounds, basketball courts, building basements had playrooms, lavatories, cooking classes (some of the old stoves are still in the... Read more...

I went to nursery school in Old Harbor in 1964 before going to John Boyle OReily school .. I remember my grandfather started a mens group , where guys would gather watched a ball game and have cocktail... Read more...

Anne, the new Community of Opportunity Center will serve as a location where neighbors can gather and hold group meetings and get-together’s much like your dad’s. There will also be active programming,... Read more...

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What else would you like to see the redevelopment bring to the neighborhood?

I would like to see more for the children to do around the development like somewhere to be able to play and be able to get help with homework. I'd also like yo see more opportunity for people who live... Read more...

Thanks Erin. As part of our planning process, we are looking at bringing child-focused services, like day care and after-school programs, to the new community. Playgrounds and tot lots will be part of... Read more...

Hi I am a disabled veteran 65 I'm worried about how I can move I'm sure n pain and worried where I'm going I need help I'm frightened

Hi William and Anne, We are planning to create elderly and veterans-preference buildings in the first phase. Our hope is that seniors and others with disabilities have the opportunity to move into new... Read more...

When is the Next meeting? I would like to attend! & have a good Idea about parking situations & speak to one of the new Companies owner

Hi Richard, we will be having a meeting at the end of June. We will post an update to this website confirming a date and time. We will also send a mailing out to every residence.

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If you could change one thing about Mary Ellen McCormack, what would it be?

The fact that building don't have doorbells.

Parking only For Residents. I see lots of colleage campus kids Park in the property & walk to campus. & Have it’s own visitors parking area.

Hello, thank you for your concerns. The project will have on and off-street parking for residents. Today, the streets are City-owned and parking rules and regulations are set by the Boston Transportation... Read more...

Good day, there should be specially designed signed that say 'Disable resident parking only' violaters will be towed'? I should not have to compete for a disable space I applied for, which took 4 weeks... Read more...

Disabilty signs not handicap signs are not placed every and any where, you the individual must apply for the city/town to review the application if you qualify then a sign will be placed where your car... Read more...

THE PROBLEM I SEE A LOT IN SOME CASES IS THAT THE HP PLACARD BELONGS TO PEOPLE WHO DO NOT LIVE IN THE DEVELOPMENT BUT USED BY PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE DEVELOPMENT FOR PARKING PURPOSE..

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Any other questions or suggestions about the Mary Ellen McCormack redevelopment?

Yes Definitely put some kind of pantry in the kitchen design. Lots of storage in the kitchen it's something that is lacking here now. Thank You

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What's great about the Mary Ellen McCormack community as it is today?

Close to just about everything... Stores, park, Train stations... Very convenient

Your going to be offered a lot; child care, work training, classes, and the list goes on........they might be in operation the day the project opens....but you can rest assure with lack of training, budget... Read more...

Niita, we agree that Mary Ellen McCormack is in a terrific location. One of our main goals with this redevelopment is to improve and strengthen the connection with the surrounding community, while adding... Read more...

I'm trying to fully out a application for the Mary Ellen McCormick redevelopment please can you send me one on here ? Yanoselena5@gmail.com

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What's great about the Mary Ellen McCormack community as it is today?

I have found the people to be very helpful to each other a real sense of community.

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Any other questions or suggestions about the Mary Ellen McCormack redevelopment?

There needs to be an Anonymous tip line in the even t there are illegal activity going on within the development. Residents must feel safe

Now they got cameras every where but for what? decoration to try n scare someone cause it sure don't scare me considering none r none to work right so what was the point?

Hi all,
There will be an integrated security system with cameras and guards. Site and security concerns will be communicated to resident task force and property management, which will actively deal... Read more...

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Any other questions or suggestions about the Mary Ellen McCormack redevelopment?

I think it shouldn't take take that long to start the process 2020 or 2021 is a really long time you guys don't understand how it-feels living in the place. the homeless sleeping in the halls people breaking... Read more...

I have to call to have junkies and needles taken out of my hallway . and I am on the 3rd floor closest to the roof stairs . I am done putting up with this BS . been living like this since I moved in here... Read more...

We hope the public review and approval process to go quickly. Security is a top concern for the new buildings! We will need residents coming to community and City meetings, voicing their support and concern... Read more...

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Any other questions or suggestions about the Mary Ellen McCormack redevelopment?

I really like the ideas on here,I want the units to include washing machines and patios.I have been living here going on 3 years and it's a very good location,whichakese so happy and looking forward to... Read more...

Hi will we have the option of taking our washer and dryers with us when we move? I have physical issues which make it hard to travel even short distances without mobility issues and would like to have... Read more...

Hi Rick, the new buildings will have in-unit washers and dryers or laundry facilities on every floor. There will be no need to bring your washer and dryer to the new units because it will be provided for... Read more...

Between the washers breaking down, and overflowing, clothes dryers breaking down....the end result will be they'll shut them all down and one or two laundromats will open in the community. As for a garage,... Read more...

Hi Dan,

We are working with local and national non-profits to ensure long term funding streams for the vital community programs and resources this development deserves to improve the lives of residents.... Read more...

I'm very familiar with Castle Square the homes in the apartment buildings that were built there some 40 years ago inow next to dilapidated they couldn't compare with Mary Ellen McCormack solid brick architecture!... Read more...

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What else would you like to see the redevelopment bring to the neighborhood?

Services for veterans their are a lot of veterans like myself that live in the development. I know this is touched on at every meeting.

Yes, a priority is to develop a Veterans-preference with on-site services and programs to help those who have bravely served for our country.

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Any other questions or suggestions about the Mary Ellen McCormack redevelopment?

When will phase 1 start? What are the relocation process? I have not heard anything yet and management office has little information. Like any other family I will like more information.

Hi Maria,
The first phase will commence in the spring of 2023. The BHA is selecting a relocation consultant to work on this project with Winn, the Task Force and MEM residents. If residents are required... Read more...

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What types of activities, events, and programming do you think would make this community great? (ideas can be for kids, seniors, families, etc.)

Any updates on when construction will start? I see a lot of work being done around MEM that seems pointless if it is really getting knocked down. Makes me believe it is not happening anytime soon. Why... Read more...

I can't see this happening for very long!! It's a new housing project where there was 1027 units on 27 acres. Now with the same acreage a 3000 unit housing project is going up. Garages, shopping center,... Read more...

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This redevelopment will provide over 80,000 square feet of retail space. What kinds of businesses would you like to see here?

Hello good morning i was wondering if you have a date for the redevelopment process will began. The building I"M in is not good there are homeless people coming in and out people smoking in the hall... Read more...

Hi Shalita and Evral,

We are working with the City of Boston and BHA on revising the development plan and schedule. We hope to present the updated master plan and schedule to residents and community... Read more...

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