874-878 South Street Community Mtg

The Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services invites residents to a community meeting regarding a proposed residential development at 874-878 South Street.

Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 – 7:30 pm

Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

The current site has a 4-unit commercial building (3 units vacant) and a 2-family home on it. Current plans call for demolishing the existing structures and constructing a 9-unit residential condominium building. The property owner and his team attended last week’s March meeting of the LANA board and residents. Current iteration of the plans are 874-878 South Street – Plans – March, 2017.

Abutter Meeting Flyer (03-28-17)


25 MPH Standout Tomorrow 3/18

Come join your neighbors tomorrow, Saturday March 18, at 11 am in front of Green T Coffee Shop at the intersection of Walter and South St. WalkUP Roslindale is hosting a stand out to remind drivers of the new 25 MPH speed limit in the City of Boston.

Related, please remember to fill out the LANA Neighborhood Slow Streets survey if you have not already done so. It is a key piece to our association’s application to the city for this important traffic calming program. Thank you!

March LANA Meeting Tonight!

Reminder: our March LANA board meeting takes place this evening March 13 at 7:30 pm, Longfellow House. We will have a presentation from the owners of 874-878 South St for a proposed 9-unit residential development and also a presentation on the LANA Slow Streets initiative. We will also hold a special vote to add a new board member. All are welcome. Please note there will be a more extensive stand-alone meeting on the 874-878 South St proposal sponsored by the city later in March or April as well, tonight’s presentation is to the board with some Q&A to follow.

LANA Neighborhood Slow Streets

LANA is working on an application to the City of Boston for the Neighborhood Slow Streets program. If selected, this program would bring traffic calming measures to a defined zone of between 8-13 side streets in our neighborhood. To be selected, we need to show substantial resident support. Please take our survey to help our effort and learn more, thank you! https://goo.gl/forms/ALm2vyskzNaeIF2j1

LANA Slow Street Zone v2

Fallon Field Dog Use Meeting Feb. 7

The Boston Parks Department hosts a community meeting tomorrow night (Tuesday) February 7 beginning at 6:30 pm at the Roche Community Center, 1716 Centre Street in West Roxbury, to discuss current dog uses at Fallon Field and a possible official dog recreation space at the park.


Public Meetings Wed. Feb. 1

There are two public meetings of note happening in our neighborhood tomorrow Feb. 1:

1. South/Bussey Street Planning

Weld Hill Research Building at the Arboretum, 1300 Centre Street

Begins at 6:00 PM

The City of Boston Department of Public Works and Transportation Department invite residents to discuss improvements to the intersection of Bussey and South Streets.


2. 874-878 South Street Development

Roslindale Community Center, 6 Cummins Highway

Begins at 6:30 PM

The owner of this commercial property previously showed the community a proposal for fifteen residential units at this site in July 2015. The site currently has three vacancies and a barbershop and is near the corner of Walter and South St. The current proposal calls for nine residential units.

Arboretum Gateway Path Site Tour Dec. 3

From WalkUp Roslindale:

‘Join WalkUP Roslindale along with representatives from the Arnold Arboretum and path design consultant Horsley Witten Group for a site tour of the proposed Arboretum Gateway Path, focusing on the segment closest to Roslindale. We’ll provide updates on progress for this initiative which will improve access to the park from Roslindale Square, as well as provide a better active transportation link between Roslindale and Forest Hills. We’re also eager to get your feedback on path design, including surface materials, lighting issues, and proposed routes. This will be an opportunity to meet fellow Roslindale residents who love to walk. And at present, the weather forecast is good!

Meet at the Arnold Arboretum, Peters Hill at the Mendum Street Gate (corner intersection of Mendum and Fairview) at 10am, this Saturday, December 3. The event should run about an hour. RSVP so we can plan for the group size, and spread the word.’