Plan JP/Rox: Forest Hills to Host 15-Story Buildings

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The plan for Forest Hills

The plan for Forest Hills


The plan for Forest Hills

The once-in-a-generation planning effort that goes by the name "Plan JP/Rox" has started to produce specifics about what our neighborhood will look like. For Forest Hills, the transformation is already well underway.

Forest Hills: "Forest Hills is another gateway to the neighborhood," said Dalzell. " A large portion of it will come to the city from the MBTA"  when the Arborway Yard is subdivided. "More housing. More height," Dalzell said "was first envisioned in 2007." [during the Forest Hills planning process]

The mold for this area just outside the MBTA station area was set with no community opposition in 2013 when The Commons at Forest Hills was approved: four six-story buildings containing 283 apartments

A small town is proposed in the JP/Rox Plan with a high rise spine along Washington Street to match the Commons of apartment buildings from 15 down to 6 stories and back up to 15 stories from Casey Arborway to Brookley Road.   The plan recommends 985 new units.

Stonley Road: The focus of considerable  community debate over a proposed 5-story apartment building on this tiny cul de sac.

"We can introduce live-work housing for artists here," said Dalzell. "It would be a culturally rich enclave; a be nice transition from the bigger buildings on Washington Street to a lower scale."

To read more about the plan in general, and to find links to other posts about particular sub-neighborhoods, please read our main story.

John Dalzell explains the Forest Hills plan to Bill Reylt and Sarah Freeman

John Dalzell explains the Forest Hills plan to Bill Reyelt and Sarah Freeman