Carless Apartment Building To Be Built With Cars

Written by Boston Biker on Mar 16

According to Uhub, the car-less apartment building I wrote about a while ago is going to happen, but with 35 parking spaces…mostly because locals complained that the residents would just park on the street.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority tonight gave preliminary approval to architect Sebastian Mariscal’s 44-unit apartment building at North Beacon and Everett streets in Allston. Mariscal originally proposed only six parking spaces – all for Zipcar or equivalent rentals – and to only rent to people who agreed not to own cars. But he agreed to put in 35 spaces after nearby residents said they didn’t think Mariscal could keep tenants from buying cars and then parking them on the streets of the neighborhood.

The more things change the more they stay the same, shame I think it was a good idea.

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2 Responses to “Carless Apartment Building To Be Built With Cars”

  1. By KillMoto on Mar 17, 2013 | Reply

    People are turning their backs on cars (the instrument of our enslavement). Tyrants are getting scared.

    If we can’t be registered, we can’t be taxed.

    So, force us to buy cars they must.

    First, they require us to but a parking spot. At 33% of the cost of the home, the blood is let. The victim is weakened: “shit – why **not** have a car, I already paid for it’s home!”

    Next comes the EZ-Pass. Might as well call it an “EZ-Track”.

    On hands and knees, we crawl.

    I say: no, nay, never!

    Time for Critical Mass et al to choke the streets of Allston in defiance of their not-so-hidden tax.

    Time for a clean air act lawsuit against the requirement to buy a car, or at least a space that houses a car, which we all know spends up to 5% of its existence turning oil into carbon.

    Time for a change.

    We think we’ve come so far?

    “No Soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the Owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law.”
    AAA says there’s a war on cars. The City of Boston is requiring us citizens billet the soldiers of that war – the cars themselves – on our property, without our consent. Time to take this cause to the Highest Court in the land.

  2. By Charlie on Mar 25, 2013 | Reply

    Next, the residents will be complaining about all the extra traffic in their neighborhood from those 35 more cars.

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