BLANK BUILDINGS FOR JACKSON SQUARE — BUT THEY’RE NEW !

Just now we published this article on our Roxbury Here local affiliate.

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Last night I attended a “community input” meeting sponsored by Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC) to discuss, with such members of “the community’ as cared to, plans for a residential building on the now vacant 75 Amory Street parcel. The District’s City Councillor, Tito Jackosn was there, along with about 40 residents with questions tlo ask.

For those who might not be familiar, the parcel in question abuts the Orange Line on its eastward side and also the south side of Centre Street across from the Jackson Square bus station/T stop.

If you knew Jackson Square a generation ago but haven’t seen it since, you won’t recognize the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Centre street. Gone, almost all, are the weather-worn brick manufacturing floors, the smoke-blackened warehouses — abandoned hulks of an earlier age of heavy lifting. Gone, too, the Edward Hopper-ish storefronts, the taverns and cigarette stores, the…

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