There are two motivations in sports. Which is yours? For Love or Money?
– New Balance slogan
The Advisory Group for the Brighton / Guest Street Area Planning Study is having a meeting about, well, the study. Tuesday, January 31, 2012 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM at the Brighton Marine Health Center on Warren Street.
The title is a snoozer, but this is a major project. The site is a big hunk of property around the New Balance property bordering the Mass. Turnpike. Think of it as the area behind the the WGBH/Channel 2 videotron, between North Beacon Street and the Pike.
It includes two major public transportation suggestions. Short term, improving bus service. Long term, restoring rail service. Given the MBTA cutbacks we are facing, is either realistic? The meeting announcement behooves us to pay attention to the text rather than the graphics. Good advice, given that the pictures envision Arthur and Guest Streets transforming into Parisian boulevards.
The critical questions are who builds, and what do they build. Will it be something we love, or will it be all about the money?