Dec 2006 12

In a speech this morning, Mayor Menino annouced his plans to again try to sell City Hall and City Hall Plaza to private developers.  The sale of this under-developed land would provide more than enough proceeds to fund the development of a iconic new City Hall on Drydock Four in the new and up-and-coming “Seaport District”.

My Thoughts:  I am almost always a fan of redeveloping under-developed land and completely support this proposal.  What are the drawbacks?  None that I can see.  Developers get a blank canvas to add to Boston’s skyline with more residential and mixed-use properties and the city get’s rid of one of the ugliest buildings ever constructed.  This also should bring some attention to the newly developed “Seaport District” and most likely bring in better public transportation as well.

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