Wollaston-area development project meets resistance

The project would involve 24 units near the Wollaston T station

Patriot Ledger | By Sean Philip Cotter
February 2, 2017

QUINCY — Residents pushed back on the idea of changing a Newport Avenue property from a two-family home to a 24-unit apartment building, according to the ward councilor who held a community meeting about it Wednesday night.

“I can’t tell you anyone was excited about the project,” said Ward 3 councilor Ian Cain said on Thursday.

At the meeting, developer George Land and lawyer William Phelan presented their proposal, which would involve 25 parking spaces on the bottom floor and the two dozen apartments over it at 365 Newport Ave. near the Wollaston MBTA station.

Phelan, a former mayor of Quincy, acknowledged on Thursday that there had been some concerns from those in attendance.

“We’re going to take a look at it,” he said, noting that this proposal is far from set in stone, and that the developer hasn’t submitted it for approval of any city boards.

Cain, the ward councilor, said that he believes that what they’re proposing is too much for the 15,000-square foot lot.

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