1) Do you support the creation of a Boston Planning Department?
2) Should height limits in the North Allston Strategic Framework be strictly applied to Harvard’s proposed buildings?
3) Should City Council approval be required before a university can purchase property in Boston?
Comments: Probably, but such a measure would be unconstitutional.
4) What are your thoughts about a possible Charlesview relocation?
We, unfortunately, cannot stop the move. I support the best deal for the Charlesview residents. The deal between the Charlesview Board and Harvard does fulfill the mission of safe, quality, affordable housing.
5) What should be the future of the Speedway property on Western Ave?
As a preservationist, it is my opinion that once a developer is chosen for the site, I will fight vigorously to see that they restore the majestic property to its original condition. That location serves as a gateway to the Brighton and Allston neighborhoods and, as such, should reflect that.
6) How do you feel about the vacant Harvard-owned properties in North Allston and North Brighton?
Members of my staff live in that neighborhood and relay the major inconvenience in Harvard’s mothballing of property. Many people enjoyed the convenience of shopping at Shaw’s and walking to K-Mart. That convenience has been taken away by Harvard.