Plan JP/Rox: Egleston Square Is Defined by Access to Parks

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. Here's a vision for Egleston Square. Egleston Square: "It's characterized by access to parks," said John Dalzell, a senior architect for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, "but what also seems to be emerging is a new commercial area northerly of the square." That's toward Westminster Avenue

Seven scattered development areas are proposed for multi-family residential buildings over retail or cultural ground floors ranging in height from 4-6 stories. One suggested new residential location includes 3012 Washington Street  at Westminster Avenue, owned by the Eizabeth Stone House.


Community Garden in Bloom

The community garden at Merriam and Minton streets, Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Credit: Chris Helms

One of the great things about JP is how many community gardens you'll find hidden all over the neighborhood. To assuage that nagging feeling that you've missed some of them, here's a handy interactive map of all the community gardens in Boston. Each weekday we post a “Photo of the Day” from around the neighborhood. If you have a photo that screams (or even whispers) "Jamaica Plain," here are four ways to nominate it:

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