24 Aug '11, 2pm

Is this the world's greenest neighborhood?

Is this the world's greenest neighborhood?

Dockside Green certainly isn't yet the kind of complete, mature, multi-generational neighborhood highlighted by Scott Doyon's "popsicle test" (can an 8-year-old go get a popsicle on her own and return home safely before it melts) and featured in my last post . Now, there is a sense of isolation, in that it feels much more walkable internally than externally. There is still a large industrial tract between the development's buildings and the waterfront to the east, along with a wide arterial road between the project and the commercial and residential properties on the hillside to the west. The remaining Dockside Green tracts to the south are still undeveloped, the parcels currently unkempt and fenced off. The whole surrounding area is clearly under redevelopment, though, so perhaps the critical mass that comes with neighborhood build-out will make the project feel more conn...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/a_close_look_...

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