City Solicitor Can’t Answer Capone’s Question on Legality
By Josh Resnek
Without tending to care very much at all whether or not what they were approving is legal, the city council Monday night voted to proceed with the mayor’s proposal for revitalizing, and essentially, remaking, Everett Square after about 100 years of inertia.
This is, as was discussed by the urban planner/consultant who addressed the city council, a very important first step in getting on with the intensification of density, and all the natural things that come with it, in order for the square to come alive, and to aid the city economically and socially in the years to come.
The plan, in its infancy and something that will take about 20 years to complete, includes new buildings with 6-8 story heights, street floor commercial efforts and the hoped for unification of the many different parts of this program intended to make Everett Square, the single most exciting place in the city.