Developers of a series of major projects in Charlestown will be asked to coordinate their public benefits packages under a new approach to neighborhood planning.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency is taking a broader look at developments’ impacts under the new Director Arthur Jemison, who was appointed by Mayor Michelle Wu to lead the agency in April.
The newest project to submit a development proposal is located at 60-66 Cambridge St., where The Fallon Co. and Owens Cos. Inc. propose more than 800,000 square feet of office and lab space on a 4-acre site.
Designs by architects SGA and DREAM Collaborative include a new 700-foot pedestrian connector between Cambridge Street and D Street and nearly one acre of open space, according to a project notification form submitted this week. Developers will sponsor a six-week real estate entrepreneurship program for local youths involving the nonprofit Street2Ivy.
The BPDA has convened a working group of developers that are proposing projects near Sullivan Square to coordinate their proposed public benefits to pay for neighborhood improvements.
Along with the Fallon-Owens project, the developments include the Flatley Co.’s proposed 1.8 million-square-foot redevelopment of the former Domino Sugar factory at 425 Medford St., Fulcrum Global Investors’ proposed 639-unit apartment tower at 1 Mystic Ave. and the first phase of RISE Together and TRAX Development’s Sullivan Square mixed-use project at 40 Roland St.
The BPDA’s PLAN: Charlestown study recently released two options for redevelopment of industrial areas in the Rutherford Avenue corridor.
A series of listening sessions for public comment will begin on Tuesday at 6 p.m.