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.
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