Delayed Park Construction Worries Open Space Advocates

'Most of the nearly 300 acres of Boston's city parks that Big Dig officials promised to win support for the massive project are not finished and many are not scheduled to be done until after the roadway project is completed next year.'
January 27, 2004, 6am PST | Connie Chung
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Delays in the construction of the parks that are part of the Big Dig have raised concerns that "the public spaces could be neglected or forgotten altogether." In order to obtain environmental permits for the Big Dig, "officials agreed to create parks, landscaped open space, and other public areas at a cost of $300 million....Big Dig officials have pushed some of the completion dates to 2006....Many of the projects involve difficult land transactions and design issues that require diligent oversight if they are to become reality, these advocates say."

Thanks to Connie Chung

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Published on Saturday, January 24, 2004 in The Boston Globe
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