General Heath Square Development Update Meeting on Oct. 17

There will be two public meetings to discuss the General Heath Square Apartments development and provide updates of the 4 story, 47 affordable units project on Oct. 17th. Uncharacteristic of most Boston developments, the project has remained the same size since at least 2015. It is a 56,290 square foot, 4 story, 47 affordable housing unit sited for 61 Heath Street in Jamaica Plain. The Boston Planning & Development Agency board previously approved the project that is regarded as a "transit oriented structure" with 10 units at or below 30 percent area median income (AMI), 30 units at or below 60 percent AMI and 7 units at or below 80 percent AMI.

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BPDA Board Approves Plans to Double Size, Add Turf Field at Jackson Square Rec Center

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) board approved new plans for a proposed Jackson Square Recreational Center that vastly increases the size of the center and adds an additional floor. The BPDA board approved plans on March 17 that call for a 75,000 square foot recreation center at the intersection of Columbus Avenue and Ritchie Street across the street from the Jackson Square MBTA Station in Jamaica Plain. Earlier plans had the project at 34,000 square feet, said BPDA spokesperson Bonnie McGilpin. The size increase is due to an the addition of another floor to the project. The recreation center would be a three-story multi-use indoor space with an ice rink on the first floor 10 months of the year, with a mezzanine level (regarded as the second floor) that includes bleacher seating for the ice rink.

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PLAN: JP/ROX Public Event on Wednesday Night

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) will host a public event for residents to learn about the priorities of PLAN: JP/ROX, and for the community to provide comments about the PLAN's recommendations. PLAN: JP/ROX is a study to actively engage the community to create a new vision and plan for the area between Forest Hills, Egleston Square and Jackson Square, generally bounded by Washington Street, Columbus Avenue, and Amory Street, according to the BPDA's website. The plan encompasses approximately 250 acres and more than 6,000 residents. Since July 2015 there have been nine community events, 12 public advisory group meetings and more than 25 small group and stakeholder meetings, according to the BPDA website. The goal of the PLAN is to create recommendations that will be adopted in a subsequent zoning phase that will involve the community.

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