Kraft’s plan for a Dorchester soccer stadium faces stiff competition
Boston Globe - 06/23/2016
Despite the tangle of interests, the Bayside property might be as good as it gets for Kraft. Even before the development boom of recent years, Boston had few large, open parcels with access to transportation.
“This is what the next 50 years of development is going to look like in Boston,” said George Thrush, a veteran architect and planner who teaches at Northeastern University. “You don’t get to just buy a discrete parcel that’s already part of the fabric of a neighborhood and put up a building. You have to negotiate privately and publicly — and spend enormous amounts of money — to help define a neighborhood and deal with the overlapping interests of large parcel owners.”