The Globe posts six ideas.
Build a replacement for the Long Island Shelter and a new mental hospital to consolidate overcrowded and antiquated facilities across the entire region. It could eliminate the shortage of homeless/mental beds in the entirety of New England with that much land if done right.
I take it you don't have to ride the Blue line every weekday to and from work.
You must not be a local. Isn't there any property in your neighborhood for that?
Kathy Kottaridis is the executive Director of Historic Boston, yet her article says the Beatles played at Suffolk Downs in 1968. It was 1966. August 18, 1966 to be exact.
Aren't there a bunch of foolish rich guys trying to bring the Olympics to Boston contrary to the common sense of the other 3 million people living in Metro Boston? Careful - this is their plan B (or perhaps it was plan A all along).
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
A new combat zone.
Build a few 20 story buildings on the land. Just like the Southie waterfront. And relocate the New England Aquarium to Suffolk downs, also have a Shipyard builder Donald Mckay museum built on land, Eastie needs to bring tourist dollars to the community and adding a maritime museum to Eastie will be golden..
But what killed the Combat Zone and similar red light districts all across the U.S. was the one-two punch of the VCR and then the internet, allowing people to consume pornography in the privacy of their own homes. Brick-and-mortar sex shops are doing poorly due to online competition, like brick-and-mortar shops in many other sectors. Although you can still find streetwalkers around, most advertising and arranging of sex-for-money has gone online as well. (Assuming, of course, that you wanted to legalize prostitution, which is a whole other debate with its (pardon the pun) pros and cons.)
A thoroughbred racing track.
Bring in a complex of outlet stores. It's location and access to the T stops woulb be ideal.
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