“The sale of this property includes a sale of a portion of an historic public way. The inclusion of the lower portion of the historic Beckford Street extension results in significant public value being lost. Councilors should consider this parcel seperately from the former Universal Steel parcel and the sale should be contingent on establishment of a public access easement that would allow for full public use along a similar path as currently exists.”
- excerpt from July 22, 2015 letter to City Councillors
“The discontinuance of the centuries-old Beckford Street public way removes an important and valuable historic amenity for the neighborhood. This public way provides important access to Leslie’s Retreat Park and the MBTA station.”
- excerpt from January 2016 letter to City Councillors and Planning Board members.