Boston Looks to ‘Skyline’ for Help

Changes designed to attract more developers and commercial tenants to downtown Boston and avoid a looming fiscal chasm tied to declining office occupancy are moving closer to the finish line.

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.

BPDA OKs Ambitious Charlestown Growth Plans

Boston planning officials gave their OK to a major rezoning of Charlestown’s industrial areas Thursday night, the penultimate step in paving the way for major commercial and residential growth around the neighborhood’s subway stops.

A Checklist for Change in Charlestown

Developers would find a clear pathway to build higher-density projects lining the upper deck of Interstate 93 at Boston’s northern gateway under a rezoning plan nearing the finish line.

looking up at boston city hall showing its angular shape with clouds and tree

Report: Effort Afoot to Unionize BPDA

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s effort to dismantle and replace the Boston Planning & Development Agency could have another obstacle in its path: a unionization drive targeting the quasi-public authority’s staff.

Miniature house on the meadow with copy space

Land for Sale Cheap, With Strings Attached

A formula that includes discounted land acquisition costs, federal ARPA funding and promises of fast-track permitting will be tested as Boston begins to offer surplus properties for multifamily development and try to put a dent in housing costs. And a separate state program could follow next year.