Wu Inks Planning Oversight Reform

Marking the creation of a new planning department that is independent from development approvals, Mayor Michelle Wu chose a backdrop that signified a potential end to heavy-handed government powers to shape Boston’s neighborhoods.

What’s Changing, and Not, at the BPDA

Five years after initially floating the idea as a city councilor, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is closing in on key legal changes to eliminate the Boston Planning & Development Agency. And it’s leaving some in the real estate community scratching their heads at best about what it all means.