BRIGHTON, MA—Boston Mayor Martin J. Walshappears to be leaning toward supporting the controversial$80-million Cleveland Circle Cinema redevelopment project here.


Some neighbors of the proposed project at the shuttered theatrehave been vocal opponents of the plan that calls for thereplacement of the theatre at 399 Chestnut Ave. with a mixed-usedevelopment of residential, retail and hospitality space, accordingto the Boston Business Journal.


“It's a good project and there has been some changes made,”Mayor Walsh says. “People have a right to have a voice in thecommunity. If we are building a 60-story tower in an area that'szoned for three stories, then that's too much density. But here weare talking about a development that will result in arevitalization of the Cleveland Circle area.”


Boston Development Group of Newto, MA presentedits most recent plan on Tuesday that calls for a218,520-square-foot development that would feature two buildings,including a 95,030-square-foot, 162-room Hilton Garden hotel, aswell as 92 apartments totalling 109,490 square feet. A total of14,000 square feet of ground floor retail space and 188 parkingspaces are also part of the plan.


The Cleveland Circle Cinema closed in 2008 after 68 years ofoperation. See story in the Boston Business Journal.

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John Jordan

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