The MBTA Fairmount Line project takes center stage in a new article by The Atlantic Cities, "This Is What a Neighborhood Revitalization Actually Looks Like" detailing the public-private partnerships successfully revitalizing Boston's Codman Square neighborhood and surrounding neighborhoods.
The Fairmount Line project includes construction of four new commuter rail stations, including Talbot Avenue to be completed this year, left, photo courtesy Goody Clancy architects.
In addition, Four Corners/Geneva and Newmarket Stations are now under construction and Blue Hill Avenue Station is in design.
The article highlights the neighborhoods' many green projects including sustainable building reconstruction and expanded urban green space, and notes, "the most striking improvement, of course, is the neighborhood’s new commuter rail station at Talbot Avenue, providing far better access than residents have previously had to jobs, services and amenities in downtown Boston and points along the way."
"Four community development corporations along the Fairmount Line formed a collaborative to advocate and plan a compelling vision," according to The Atlantic Cities, creating "what became a widely heralded, award-winning plan for 'Boston’s Newest Smart Growth Corridor'."
The MBTA Fairmount Commuter Rail Rehabilitation Project began in 2005, including the rehabilitation of Upham’s Corner and Morton stations and the reconstruction of three bridges. Phase II includes the construction of the four new commuter rail stations.
The 9.2 mile Fairmount Commuter Rail Line runs from South Station through Dorchester and Hyde Park terminating in the Readville. It is the only MBTA Commuter Rail Line that exclusively serves the City of Boston.
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