Preserve Widett Circle’s industrial legacy
Boston Globe - 08/02/2015
One option is to reimagine Widett Circle as a dense 21st century loft manufacturing district. Currently, Widett Circle plays an important role as one of just a few center-city industrial-districts that keep Boston running. Other districts include the Boston Marine Industrial Park, Newmarket, Readville, Charlestown’s Mystic River waterfront, and similar areas in Chelsea and Somerville. What the city needs to do, and has not yet done, is conduct an industrial district inventory to determine the amount of industrial land that should be preserved and improved so Boston can continue to function as a global city.