Joan Squeri

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Commented on Broadway Park 2 months ago
I work for and with many of the non-profit agencies in the Port
Commented on Broadway Park 2 months ago
Low height can't always be the answer for all development since we don't have unlimited land to spread out into. Lower height for its own sake is not always the best design for fostering a sense of belonging, either. The reality is we have a huge unmet need for housing and not a lot of land. Taller buildings can be warm and welcoming with good architectural program design. Sunlight can be incorporated into buildings with courtyards, skylights attached greenhouses, etc. so let's see natural light creatively used to promote wellness here! But let's not take the approach that starts the conversation by immediately limiting the developer to producing only a few units.
Let's also remember and take comfort in our standard operating procedure, which in Cambridge is (except in rare exceptions) to scale new buildings to match surrounding building heights. Finally, It's a false paradigm to imagine that either we all live at 4 stories or less with attached yards and gardens and happy lives --or we are confined to live in dark, impersonal skyscrapers with a low quality of life. Let's employ some hopeful creativity (and faith!) in what innovation within the built environment can teach us, and also what we have learned about social interaction and intentional community-building to dream about a building which fosters wellness.
Supported a comment by Chris Papadopoulos on Broadway Park 2 months ago
Chris Papadopoulos
Convenience to work, city's resources, public transportation (which could really use an improvement). Born, grew up, and still reside here.
Supported a comment by Chris Papadopoulos on Broadway Park 2 months ago
Chris Papadopoulos
Somewhat likely to attend
Followed Broadway Park 2 months ago
Commented on Broadway Park 2 months ago
I am just generally interested