Diane Norris

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Commented on 52 New Street 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I live nearby
Commented on 52 New Street 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I think this site is very appropriate for 100% affordable housing with good proximity to Danehy Park, new Universal playground, housing across street, food, shops, Fresh Pond, etc. but does have inherent site challenges to overcome located at the bottom of the Danehy fields. I am concerned about the covered walkway and arrival terrace facing northeast along the long bottom of the hill which may be in shadow/cold/dark most of the time, so curious on the pros and cons of facing south with more pleasant outdoor residential entrance amenities? (Or looking forward to better understand the actual daylighting conditions with shadow studies.) Also, the playing fields just above the site are notoriously windy and exposed so hope the building design massing can address alleviating this issue. Since there is currently a fence shown along the length of the entire site next to the lower Danehy path, what are the entry points to Danehy? The existing lower path is a difficult hidden abandoned area, so hope the site plan addresses this issue for safety. The ground floor facing New Street currently appears sterile/private. Can there be a more welcoming community use? How are school buses and public transit addressed in this new neighborhood and can there be a shuttle bus/van to markets and Alewife T (Like Freeport) to serve underserved populations? Looking forward to further development on this project and appreciate the great work so far, thank you.
Commented on 52 New Street 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Improved residential feel
Commented on 52 New Street 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Under-utilized
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Commented on 52 New Street 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I live nearby