BRA Unveils, Seeks Feedback on Plan JP/Rox Draft Recommendations

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) this week released draft recommendations stemming from the massive Plan JP/Rox effort, and officials are holding a series of public meetings aimed at gathering feedback from neighborhood stakeholders.

The landmark study is examining the future of the Washington Street corridor from Forest Hills to Jackson Square. The study area is made up of 160 acres including more than 50 acres of former industrial or vacant land that could potentially undergo change in the next 15 to 20 years.

What emerged from a series of neighborhood workshops during the past year was an emphasis on guiding development in six key areas:

  • Neighborhood character and land use
  • Housing affordability and development without displacement
  • Jobs and business
  • Transportation, mobility and connectivity
  • Open space, place making and public realm
  • Sustainable development and green buildings

The full Plan JP/Rox working draft is currently available on the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s website at http://bit.ly/planjprox.

Officials are gathering feedback on the plan this week at the following locations:

July 20: MBTA Green Street Station, 8 to 10 am

July 22: Egleston Square Peace Garden at the intersection of Washington and School streets, 11 am to 1 pm

July 27: 225 Centre St. vacant retail space in Jackson Square, noon to 2 pm

Jamaica Plain News plans to review and share the BRA’s draft recommendations in each of the key study areas.

Previously on Jamaica Plain News:

Proposals Emerge From Giant Plan JP/Rox Effort

  • Ruth Page, Stonybrook

    WHAT: Special neighborhood meeting with the BRA
    WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 7-8:30 PM
    WHERE: Doyle’s Back Room, 3484 Washington St, JP

    This Thursday, representatives from the BRA will hold a special meeting with the Stonybrook neighborhood to provide an overview of their draft plan with an emphasis on portions that will have the most impact on neighbors. The PLAN: JP/Rox planning process is entering its final phase, and this is an important opportunity to learn about proposed zoning recommendations, discuss, ask questions and provide input.

    • jenuphoto

      Hi – FYI just in case people don’t know, this is a meeting for the Stonybrook neighborhood area (not the area near Stonybrook T): http://www.sna-jp.org

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