Letter: SNA backs Arborway Yard move

The Stonybrook Neighborhood Association membership fully supports Allan Ihrer’s proposal of moving the Arborway bus yard project to the American Legion Highway site.

This large property, which directly abuts our neighborhood, has great potential to upgrade and beautify the area, if utilized in a more appropriate way than the current plan. The Boston Redevelopment Authority’s Forest Hills Improvement Initiative guidelines lay out such possibilities. The Casey Arborway project, the Commons at Forest Hills and other recent or planned improvements and developments on Washington Street point to an enhanced quality of life for nearby residents that the bus yard cannot fulfill. The bus yard no longer makes sense for this site.

We hope the Community Planning Committee for the Arborway Yard, BRA, MBTA, Mayor Walsh and other relevant entities seriously consider and implement this proposal.

Dan Scanlan and Frederick Vetterlein

Co-Chairs, Stonybrook Neighborhood Association

Jamaica Plain

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