A Planner Takes Heat For Limiting Sprawl

To help curb sprawl, the Romney administration has turned to a planner who opposes Somerville's plan to attract retail stores to Assembly Square.

April 9, 2003, 7:00 AM PDT

By Chris Steins @urbaninsight

"To help shape its agenda for curbing sprawl in the state, the Romney administration has turned to a planner who opposes Somerville's plan to attract large, tax-producing retail stores to Assembly Square... But the best antidote to sprawl is making areas close to Boston as attractive as possible, Tate said. The state has a legitimate role in redeveloping sites like Assembly Square, she said, because it provides the infrastructure, such as major roadways and the T."

Thanks to Laura Kranz

Tuesday, April 8, 2003 in The Boston Globe


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