Just got off the phone with a friend of mine, I was telling how that many problems that plague our City is the housing policy that has been in effect the past ten years, which is you can not have enough low income housing. Even if you are beyond the Commonwealth of Massachusetts requirement of 10%, who cares just keep building more in densely concentrated area with no parking.
People then wonder why it is so hard to drive around certain areas? If you building 50 units of housing and waive hundreds of parking spots, where do you think these people park their cars. Answer--in the streets further congesting the roads when we have alot of snow like this.
Really bummed out that 4-rilla is moving. He is the exact type of person that we want to attract to Worcester. let me ask you this who do you think will move in the 24 units of low income housing when Southgate Place opens?? Answer--people of low income.
Then we wonder why the MCAS scores are dropping in the City of Worcester or why our commercial tax base is dwindling. It is all about the people. If I say that we need to attract people, who have good jobs and make good money, people wil start saying "gentrification". Give me a break!!
I can not see how RKG can come up with any different then they did ten years when they said that we need more market rate housing. Lets hope this time, we listen.