"The Fairmount improvements could be particularly crucial in the neighborhoods along the line, which include some of the city's poorest.
'We are looking for the benefits of economic development near the stations,' said Marvin Martin, executive director of the Greater Four Corners Action Coalition. 'History has shown that transit coming in has always been a catalyst to economic development.'
The development proposed for the Four Corners neighborhood involves replacing an old industrial building with 24 cooperative apartments above first-floor shops. The developer, the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation, also wants to build apartments with a retail presence on the site of an old garage on Talbot Avenue. Both would be short walks to the new stations."