Smart Growth Vs. Economic Development

An expansive new research facility pits smart growth against economic development.
May 19, 2003, 1pm PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"The [MA] state environmental secretary has cleared the way for an expansive new research facility for the technology company EMC Corp. off Interstate 495 on the Westborough-Southborough line, despite the Romney administration's promises to curtail spread-out development accessible only by car... 'This is very disappointing,' said Marc Draisen, executive director of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council, the state's largest regional planning agency. 'There are many ways that this project is at variance with smart growth principles. It's creating a lot of jobs, but it has a lot of problems in terms of water, land use, and parking.'"

Thanks to Anthony Flint

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Published on Monday, May 19, 2003 in The Boston Globe
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