Ian Lamont

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Supported a comment by Nancy Finn on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 4 years, 10 months ago
Nancy Finn
go check out Watertown..all these new apartments caused the town to increase taxes to pay for the additional services that were required to support them. A friend said that many of them are empty too.
Supported a comment by coUrbanizer via Text on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 4 years, 10 months ago
coUrbanizer via Text
I would like to see the proposed Riverside project at least halved in size and scope. In other words what was approved many years ago. That was quite big enough.
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 4 years, 10 months ago
Do you mean a bus line to Brandeis station in Waltham?
Supported a comment by Vin Shelton on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 4 years, 10 months ago
Vin Shelton
The "mitigation plan" involves getting cars *into* the site, NOT out of the site
Supported a comment by Jeff Hecht on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 4 years, 10 months ago
Jeff Hecht
Nothing's wrong with new residents needing goods and services. But you had said "the new housing will not directly affect either Lower Falls or Auburndale", and I was pointing out that is not an accurate statement. Merchants might see a positive impact in higher sales and more customers, but residents might see a negative impact in more traffic congestion.
Supported a comment by Jeff Hecht on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 4 years, 10 months ago
Jeff Hecht
The proposed Riverside development is essentially a single giant densely packed block of housing, shops, and businesses that would have the highest structures along Route 128/95. Think of taking a cookie-cutter chunk of downtown and plopping it between Lower Falls and Auburndale. Those people need goods and services, and are going to look to the adjacent area. They can't help but impacting Lower Falls and Auburndale.