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The Bay State Banner - New East Boston homes out of reach for residents

The Bay State Banner  New East Boston homes out of reach for residents

Walking through the Jeffries Point section of East Boston recently, City Councilor Lydia Edwards pointed to different housing developments to underscore the growing inequality in her neighborhood.

On one side of Summer Street, Maverick Landing, a 396-unit, $120 million mixed-income Boston Housing Authority development is an example of what Edwards believes the city ought to be aiming for in East Boston

“This is how you develop housing,” she said. “Breaking down barriers of poverty.”

But just across the street, The Mark, a six-to-nine-story luxury building currently under development, is marketing its luxury units with the tagline: “Welcome to East Boston’s new vantage point.”

Like much of the new development in the neighborhoods, The Mark will literally cancel out much of old East Boston’s vantage point, blocking Maverick Landing residents and others from their view of the waterfront and downtown Boston.

updated: 3 months ago