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The residents of the Columbia/ Savin Hill area are some of the most misinformed and reactionary people I have had the honor to know. Their cries and whines against the proposed dorms on Columbia Point stink of nothing more than NIMBYism. These residents enjoy a pseudo-suburban existence minutes from a Downtown with vast cultural amenities and hundreds of thousands of jobs. They enjoy reletively plentiful parking, due to vigilant enforcement of the resident parking restrictions, freedom from university traffic, as a result of the design of the Points roadways, and easy access to the Red Line at both Savin Hill and JFK/UMass.

Few neighborhoods in the city are quieter and more livable. Next to this leafy enclave sits a failed urban renewal wasteland of bricks, empty space and unnecessarily wide highways. Instead of unting with the university and the Harbor Point community to transform this architectural error into a real urban neighborhood, these short-sighted NIMBYs fight any effort to change to status quo.