With the Mass. Pike right outside, keeping pollution out of Boston’s newest public-school building was a top priority for HMFH Architects.
Luxury towers have eroded Chinatown’s working-class housing stock for years. Now, a pair of proposals would generate a combined 328 affordable units as officials and community groups seek to address the housing crisis through surplus property dispositions.
Advancing housing affordability and stabilization is a long game that requires collaboration, creative solutions, and quick interventions. In February, Asian Community Development Corp. successfully did just that when it acquired an occupied private building in Chinatown.
Protecting Boston’s vulnerable real estate from flood damage in coming decades could require creation of new districts to collect payments from property owners, and a new cabinet-level resiliency czar and department at city hall to oversee the defense strategy.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency did more than approve a landmark new tower over the Mass. Pike. at its March meeting Thursday.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency board approved a tower funded in part by affordable housing payments from Millennium Partners’ Winthrop Square tower, which will also contain a new Boston Public Library branch on the ground floor.
A hotel, new Chinatown branch of the Boston Public Library and 171 income-restricted housing units would be part of a new South Cove development that fulfills Millennium Partners’ affordable housing obligations from its Winthrop Center tower.
The short-term rentals industry is entering a new phase in Massachusetts, with implications for the rest of the country, and last month’s ruling from the District Court came back with an important win for Boston and municipalities across the country
The BPDA has kicked off an intensive planning process to look at the future of downtown Boston, and City Hall’s interest in taking a deep dive on the future of the neighborhood comes as development interest in the area bubbles.
The Boston Planning & Development Agency board of directors approved residential development projects in Chinatown, East Boston, Fenway, Roxbury and Jamaica Plain, and a commercial project in East Boston at its February meeting last week.
A 51-unit development will provide homeownership units selling for under $200,000 in Boston’s Chinatown, a neighborhood under pressure from gentrification and conversion of apartments into short-term rentals.
A 51-unit condo complex in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood will create new housing options for families earning 60 to 100 percent of the area median income.