Hasson Rashid Speaks at May 24 Vail Court Demolition Meeting (It's Cheaper to Keep It)!

Hasson Rashid Speaks at May 24 Vail Court Demolition Meeting (It's Cheaper to Keep It)!

Is the Envelop in Regards to the Future of Vail Court Closed and Sealed? Is there More Time for Community Stewardship and Input?

  • Posted on: 25 May 2018
  • By: HRASHID

Peace Be Unto You,

On Thursday at 6pm, May 24, 2018 a Public Meeting was held in the Sullivan Chamber at Cambridge City Hall to Discuss Demolition of Vail Court. At the meeting the city was to provide project updates, introduce the contractor selected for abatement, demolition and site work activities that are planned, and to share available details regarding the abatement and demolition process and schedule. Promptly at PM Assistant City Manager Ms. Lisa Peterson brought the meeting to order. The public was invited to participate by offering any public comment that they had to offer. Several people came for to speak including myself. I'm submitting the exact text of the brief presentation that I gave that evening in regards to the repurposing of Vail Court. At the end of my presentation Ms. Assistant City Manager told me that issue was closed and that the city was set in moving ahead with the demolition of Vail Court. I felt that there was alot more to be considered or to take into consideration about the future of Vail Court, and that the envelop concerning it has not been closed and sealed. That why I'm posting my presentation, at the Vail Court Demolition meeting? So that CCTV's viewers base or blog base can reflect on this, and determine for themselves if the envelop in regards to the future of Vail Court is closed and seal or not. I think Ms. Peterson meant well when she told me that, but I also think that they at city hall are neglecting Community Stewardship on this matter.

My Impromptu Presentation Thursday evening at 6pm, May 24, 2018 at Public Meeting in the Sullivan Chamber at Cambridge City Hall to Discuss Demolition of Vail Court is as follows:

Hello everybody, I’m Hasson Rashid, I reside at 820 Massachusetts Avenue. From day one I have always felt that demolition and site work after, was not the right course to follow, concerning the future of vail Court. The efforts leading up to and ensuing demolition, has cost the city a huge sum of money, and expenses. It would be cheaper, or cost less for the city to reuse Vail Court, by rehabilitation and repairing it to provide Supportive Affordable Housing for the Homeless, and their transmission back into society to live a normal life.

Supportive Housing is cost effective and efficient in the long run. Repurposing Vail Court will provide living space for the Homeless and their social conditions, Repurposing will provide it with a fresh face. A vital element in the rehabilitation process is giving the homeless persons a home. Repurposing once livable Vail Court into Supportive Affordable Housing for the Homeless will have minimal cost that will benefit the City of Cambridge, and the Public at large. Thank You

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Is the Envelop in Regards to the Future of Vail Court Closed and Sealed? Is there More Time for Community Stewardship and Input?
Hasson Rashid
Cambridge,MA
5/25/18