On the South Worcester Neighborhood Center Board, I opposed the construction of Southgate Place . We had just lost Cambridge Street , when Holy Cross stepped in and took over the mortgage payments.
I could go on and on, but read Boston Globe editorial on the gateway Cities Initiative. It is spot on, read this. It will take one minute to read it . Please do. When I opposed Southgate, the developer from Newton and 50% owner of Southgate Place asked me "why do I hate poor people?"
I bring this up since as we discuss the recommendations from RKG, this same comment will most likely come up again as well as gentrification. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Last paragraph of the editorial:
Affordable housing remains a vital need across the Commonwealth, from Boston to Springfield to Pittsfield. But it won’t bring the upper middle class back to gateway cities, and it won’t create enough new customers for the shops and restaurants that give life to Main Street. At this moment, the ability of the gateway cities to serve their current citizens depends on a larger tax base, and there are signs that higher-income people want to come back to city centers. The state owes its gateway cities programs that help them to seize this opportunity now.
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