I usually walk to Laurie and Bert’s house along N. Fenwick Avenue so I can see the Brigadoon House. But today I ended up on Greenwich Avenue, which could be renamed Infill/Teardown Central.
Here we have a modest-size house, normal for this street. Next to it is an infill 5-unit apartment complex built where a modest-size house used to be. Next to that is a gargantuan space of many units, built where yet another modest-size house used to be.
From the other direction: two modest-size houses being dwarfed by the new construction next to them and the new construction behind them. I have less of a problem with the new construction behind them. It fronts Interstate, is a Head Start combined with affordable apartments and, most importantly HAS PARKING. Neither of these two new buildings can say that.
Just down the street we see what is replacing a very cute cottage that sold twice since I lived here, the second time to a developer who had bigger plans.