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Should ZBA Approve 'Little Wanderers' Sale?

Do you want preservation or development in Jamaica Plain?

Should ZBA Approve 'Little Wanderers' Sale?

Yesterday’s Boston Globe column about developing in Jamaica Plain sparked an online discussion among residents who appear to go against the column's rationale.

Globe columnist Adrian Walker reported the historic Home for Little Wanderers has been in the process of packing up shop and moving to Walpole, bent on profiting from the sale of the rundown property on at 161 South Huntington St.

Walker writes the community is totally against the sale and eventual teardown, which would result in expensive rental apartments with a percentage designated affordable housing – between 30 and 40 units, according to the column.

However, members of the Facebook group “ We Are All Whole Foods” disagree with the notion that JP residents are opposed to change.

The Boston Zoning Board of Appeal will determine whether to approve variances of the project a meeting today. 

The discussion evokes shades of the Whole Foods controversy, but is Jamaica Plain now in favor of development?

How do you want the ZBA to decide? Leave your opinion in the comments.

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