Roquefort Roach



March, 2016

Roquefort Roach's projects

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Supported a comment by Niko Kotsatos on Imagine Boston 2030 6 years, 11 months ago
Niko Kotsatos
Rehab and Refurb BHA buildings at 711-755 Tremont Street, similar to work on Castle Square. Lease some properties to developers if needed to cover costs.
Supported a comment by Patrick Ro on Imagine Boston 2030 6 years, 11 months ago
Patrick Ro
Replace single-story building with a mixed-use complex that includes a street-level transit station (Silver or Green) serving Washington Street outbound to Dudley and Shawmut Ave inbound to the portal at Eliot Norton Park, connecting underground at Boylston Station.
Supported a comment by Kelly B. on Imagine Boston 2030 6 years, 11 months ago
Kelly B.
Establish meaningful design standards that would preclude architectural designs reminiscent of c. 1985 Dallas suburbs from being considered.
Supported a comment by Anthony Schweizer on Imagine Boston 2030 6 years, 11 months ago
Anthony Schweizer

We need to do a better job of leveraging current laws and rules to encourage owners of abandoned buildings to sell to responsible developers who will continue to invest in our historic neighborhoods.

Supported a comment by Shaw Lupton on Imagine Boston 2030 6 years, 11 months ago
Shaw Lupton
The lawn at BFIT sits at one of the most visible intersections in South End. It is also closed off to the public most of the time. What a wonderful place this would be for a few trees and park benches where students and South Enders alike could enjoy the precious green space South End has to offer.
Commented on Imagine Boston 2030 6 years, 11 months ago

Of course there is no simple answer to crime but these types of housing projects are a part of the answer. Just because there is no one simple answer doesn't mean that one should ignore issues were they arise.

The design is about as far from excellent as design can get. Comparing it to what I agree are ill-conceived high rise public housing projects is using about the lowest bar available. Both are exceedingly bad; one is just a bit worse.

It is a poor use of acreage in a densely populated city; the lack of thru-streets creates a disconnect from the neighborhood. The actual design of the units is shoddy. It has no redeeming qualities.