New Planning Chief Has Eye on Downtown

As he assumes the powers of Boston’s new planning czar, BPDA Director James Arthur Jemison II is paying special attention to the future of downtown zoning and managing a looming development boom in Charlestown.

Focus Turns to Rebuilding Main Streets

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu proposes to boost funding for the city’s Main Streets nonprofits and rental rebates for retailers to stem business displacement and fill vacancies in outlying neighborhoods.

Wu Names New Boston Planning Chief

A federal official who grew up in Amherst public housing and whose career in Boston, Detroit and Washington, D.C. has focused on affordable housing creation is Boston Mayor Michelle Wu’s choice for the newly-created post of chief of planning.