Projects Maximize Potential of Chinatown Parcels

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. 

Nonprofit Wins Bidding War for Chinatown Property

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.

DRI Strategy Could Defend Boston Waterfront

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.

Hotel and Affordable Housing Proposed in South Cove

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.

A Victory for Regulation of Airbnb

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

BPDA OKs Five Residential Projects, 472 Units

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.