BPDA Approves Nine Projects, 81 Affordable Housing Units

| October 12, 2018

Includes fully affordable projects in Mattapan and the North End

Boston –The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors approved nine new development projects at its October meeting. The projects will generate 193 residential units, including 81 total affordable units, and 885 jobs once construction is complete. Two of the projects approved, 41 North Margin Street in the North End and Morton Station Village in Mattapan, are fully affordable, generating 63 of the 81 affordable units approved at this meeting.
In addition to the development projects, the Board approved a two-year pilot program for a Compact Living Policy and an Interim Planning Overlay District (IPOD) for East Boston. A result of the launch of PLAN: East Boston this summer, the IPOD is an interim zoning tool that is used to maintain increased public review and community voice in the evaluation of proposed new development during the planning process.
These initiatives and the approved units build on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s updated housing targets, announced this fall to meet Boston’s population growth by supporting the creation of new affordable housing, increasing access to homeownership opportunities, and preventing displacement of residents.

Development Projects

41 North Margin Street approval brings fully affordable senior living project to the North End

Morton Station Village brings 40 affordable housing units, community space to Mattapan

New Leather District hotel approved for 150 Kneeland Street will feature 300 free hotel nights annually to people in need

610 Rutherford Avenue approval to generate 22 residential ownership units, three IDP in Charlestown; contribute funding toward Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square Design Project

East Boston’s 277 Border Street to create 18 units of housing, contribute toward East Boston Social Centers and the East Boston Greenway.

Approval of 400 Dorchester Street in South Boston to yield 35 housing units, provide funding toward a future Transportation Action Plan for the PLAN: South Boston/Dorchester Avenue study area

425 Border Street to bring 16 residential units to East Boston, contributions to East Boston Social Centers and East Boston Greenway

New BIDMC Inpatient Building approved will provide needed single-bed patient rooms, intensive care beds, and expanded surgery and clinical support spaces

111 Terrace Street in Mission Hill to include designated artist units, pedestrian improvements, and transportation study

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Category: All, Multi Residential, Up Front