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YIMBYs Arrive in Boston

The Boston Globe explores the YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) movement, as debate over a retail project in East Boston gains pro-development interest.
December 8, 2017, 12pm PST | daiken1
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"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."

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Published on Thursday, December 7, 2017 in The Boston Globe
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