Nancy Finn

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Supported a comment by Rose D on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Rose D
Exactly. Developers can attempt to put in all kinds of retail stores and apartment buildings but people aren't going to shop or live there if traffic and transport is not exceedingly convenient and cheap. People work too hard and have too little time to spend it on inefficient public transportation or crowded expensive parking lots when there are more affordable hassle-free options available.
Supported a comment by Herbie Robinson on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Herbie Robinson
How does the developer plan on doing this without losing their shirt because all of the existing transportation to/from the site is already overloaded? Rt. 128 is essentially a parking lot for 4-6 hours a day and the Green Line is nearly that saturated. People need to understand that growth isn't possible unless that state gets serious about dealing with regional transportation. Developers see the wealthy community and get $$ in their eyes, but then they don't get enough business to survive. Like that new mall they put into Chestnut Hill 10 years ago. Really slick place, but it was easier to get to Natick and that's where everyone went.
Supported a comment by Jeff Hecht on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Jeff Hecht
Sitting close to the junction of route 128/95 and the Mass Turnpike, Riverside has the potential to expand into a regional transportation hub serving the Metro West area with badly needed mass transit. Surrounding it with a massive development would block the future growth of transit capacity needed to realize that potential.
Commented on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
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 Ian Lamont on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Ian Lamont
Yes. And I'd like to ask, If the city, pols, residents, and the developer deemed the 2013 plan of 580,000 square feet to the be the right size, why are we even going through this exercise again? We know what the right size is, the developer agreed to it, and they should be held to it. No backsliding, excuses, or demands for scads more profit at our expense.
Supported a comment by Elaine Arruda on Newton Riverside Visioning Process 10 months, 2 weeks ago
Elaine Arruda
Agree 100%