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YIMBYs Arrive in Boston
"Turns out, there are people who actually want development in their backyard," writes Katheleen Conti. "These aren’t the complainers known for crying NIMBY — not in my backyard. These folks want to say yes to new building projects."
Conti examines the debate surrounding a development proposal in East Boston, currently a two-story, 26,000-square-foot retail complex developed by Burlington-based Linear Retail Properties LLC.
"The [YIMBY] residents are pushing to come up with something more ambitious than it’s proposed for a site now occupied by a former funeral home and three vacant buildings. The development, steps from the MBTA’s Maverick Blue Line station, would include a restaurant, shops, and a fitness center."