139 Highland Avenue
Quincy, MA 02170
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Our Next Meeting date and time will be announced soon!
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The Montclair Wollaston Neighborhood Association was created in 1991 with a mission of creating a forum for discussion of issues unique to the Montclair and Wollaston communities and to promote a platform for residents to get involved in the community and stay informed. The MWNA continues this mission today.
Our position is clear - 0 Harriet Avenue must remain in its undeveloped, natural state, now and in the future.
On February 26, at the Montclair School, Ward Three City Councilor Ian Cain hosted a Community Meeting to share information on a development proposal for 0 Harriet Avenue. The property owner is seeking to develop the undeveloped portion of land that partially abuts State Street and Harriet Avenue neighborhood. The proposal consists of a main building with sixty-five units (65) as well as ten (10) townhouses on the property.
At the meeting, MWNA President, James Coughlin, made the association's intentions clear - the answer must be no to development on this site, now, and in the future. We propose that the City of Quincy and Boston Property Ventures (the developer) enter into negotiations for the City to purchase the land through Community Preservation funds, or other means, with the purpose of keeping this property in its natural state. News coverage of the meeting is available from the Patriot Ledger, and the Quincy Sun.
The abutters and the community at large deserve better. We should be trying to make the flooding and related environmental impacts that face this community better, not worse. That's why we're in this fight, and are prepared to exhaust all available steps to keep this space green. Our children and grand children will thank us.
In the coming weeks and months, we will release more information on our strategy, and the coalition we are building to fight this fight.
Please help us spread the word, and share our petition on change.org, located Here. HUGE thank you to the more than 500 people, who signed our petition within the first 4 days after its launch.
If you would like to join our cause, or you would like to receive information on this topic in the future, please provide us your email and contact information, here.