City Council Adopts Resolution to Improve Quality of Life for D7
This week, the City Council adopted a resolution to improve quality of life by way of activating space, creating green open spaces, and place making and keeping for youth and families in District Seven.
District Seven has 87 vacant parcels of undevelopable land throughout the neighborhoods of Roxbury, South End, Fenway, and Dorchester. The resolution offered by Councilor Fernandes Anderson states that “segregation, disinvestment, and lack of resources has left Boston’s primarily Black and Brown neighborhoods lacking in well-designed and maintained public spaces, community centers, open space, and green space compared to the White neighborhoods in Boston.” District Seven is in need of spaces to allow for residents to have the option of outdoor activities and indoor entertainment.
Having open spaces allows for residents of District Seven to implement mindfulness and fitness activities which support mental health care and provide community restorative healing spaces while beautifying the community.
The Council acknowledges the current inequities that District Seven faces and supports the mental, emotional, physical health and creative needs of the residents in the district.
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