Some building heights would increase as dramatically as 130 feet, up from 70 feet to 200 feet, others would just see a 30 foot increase.
And, , former editor Alix Roy noted that "the plan also opens the door for liquor stores and bars to set up shop along the corridor on a case-by-case basis with community input."
The plan is also promising "additional affordable housing or affordable commercial or cultural space," a requirement that 20% of the lot be designated as public open space, such as "private ways, alleys or pedestrian walkways, all of which would be open to the public but owned and maintained by the developer."
The Boston Zoning Commission will make the final verdict on all of the possible development in January, which means there still time for folks to weigh in. Let us know your thoughts on what would be best for the neighborhood, and whether this plan moves the South End in the right direction. The comments section awaits!