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PLAN: Mattapan Marks First Anniversary

Boston – On Nov. 13, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) marked the one year anniversary of PLANMattapan.

The anniversary meeting was held at the KIPP Academy in Mattapan.

The BPDA’s planning staff has facilitated and participated in more than 105 community engagement events since the planning study launched last fall.

Guided by Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide plan in over 50 years, PLAN: Mattapan’s goal is to create a comprehensive vision to shape inclusive growth and investment throughout the neighborhood.

Imagine Boston identifies places for growth and enhancement that will help the city achieve its goals of becoming more equitable, improving the quality of life, and preparing for climate change.

Ongoing Planning Initiatives:

PLAN: Glover’s Corner will maintain housing for a range of incomes, with a high proportion of income-restricted housing.

PLAN: East Boston is shifting focus from neighborhood-wide topics to specific types of areas within the neighborhood such as residential, mixed-use corridors and waterfront industrial areas.

PLAN: Downtown will develop a new framework for the preservation, enhancement, and growth of Downtown Boston. The planning study is looking at the financial district, Downtown Crossing, midtown cultural district, and Chinatown.

PLAN: Newmarket, The 21st Century Economic Initiative – With land use as its primary focus, the initiative will also consider public realm, mobility, arts and culture, climate resilience, public health, and open space contributions to a successful future jobs center.

The Western Avenue Corridor Study & Rezoning initiative is addressing the increasing development pressure along Western Avenue by engaging local stakeholders and community members to inform recommendations for new or modified zoning. In conjunction with the Allston-Brighton Mobility Study  it will consider public realm improvements and explore transportation enhancements to serve these growing corridors.

PLAN: Charlestown – The strategic plan will aim to preserve the historic residential core of existing Charlestown by focusing new growth on underutilized properties along the Rutherford Ave Corridor.

Planning guidelines have been passed for PLAN: JP/RoxPLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue, and PLAN: Dudley Square.