Do you care about the future of our neighborhood?
Do you realize our future is threatened by the Charlesview/Harvard plan to build 400 units of economically and physically segregated housing at Brighton Mills and Western Ave?
Do you realize the impact that this tall, high-density, multi-story development will have on our neighborhood?
A volunteer group of concerned citizens, working with the Allston Brighton North Neighbors Forum (ABNNF), is working to address these concerns. With the pro bono help of an experienced urban planner and after more than a dozen ABNNF meetings, we have developed a set of neighborhood goals and a framework plan, creating a welcoming opportunity for the relocated Charlesview residents to successfully become new residents of our neighborhood.
If you care about your neighborhood's future and want to influence change that is surely coming, we urge you to attend the Tuesday, September 9 ABNNF meeting at the Gardner School (30 Athol St) at 6:30 PM to learn how these neighborhood goals have led to the ABNNF framework plan.
As has been proven in other Boston neighborhoods, when citizens speak with a consistent voice, our political leaders listen.
* Create new mixed-income housing, including Charlesview
* Build new homes at a density comparable to our neighborhood today
* Integrate and connect the neighborhoods east of Everett St, west of Litchfield, and the new Brighton Mills housing
* Balance opportunities for renters and owners
* Develop a lively, attractive, retail "Main Street" on Western Ave
* Create new public parkland and improve access to the Charles River