City Councilors Michael Flaherty and Ed Flynn say that with the South Boston waterfront nearing a buildout - what with 20,000 residents forecast for 2030 - it's past time to begin thinking of public amenities, from a police station to a library and schools.
At the city council's Wednesday meeting, Flaherty (at large) and Flynn (South Boston) will ask for permission to begin studying just how the city can give residents and workers in what is now the city's most sterile neighborhood the same sorts of services residents of more established areas get. In their formal request to convene a hearing, they write
The neighborhood is continuing to attract new developments and residents, yet despite the incoming industries, businesses, and restaurants. there is no school. library, community center, fire station. police station. or other similar public facilities in the neighborhood. ...
Public facilities such as libraries, community centers. and schools are important facilities that anchor a neighborhood. while fire and police stations are critical in ensuring the safety of the neighborhood.
The council's regular Wednesday meeting begins at noon in its fifth-floor chambers in City Hall.