East Boston CDC Responds to Boston East Site Criticism

East Boston Community Development Corporation (CDC) head, Al Caldarelli responded to criticism in the neighborhood that he is trying to pull off a bait and switch concerning the CDC’s plans for the Boston East Site. There has been growing concerns among Eastie residents that the CDC and Trinity Financial is changing its original plan of a majority market rate development on the waterfront to a majority affordable housing development. The original plan called for 200 units with only 26 units (13 percent) being affordable—the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s requirement for new development. After being picked as the DND’s designated developer the CDC upped the affordable component to 52 units (26 percent), doubling the BRA requirement.

East Boston Times-Free Press

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