Harvard Agrees to Housing Demands in Allston

In a sign of Boston’s new approach to development under Mayor Michelle Wu, a stalled 900,000-square-foot Harvard University project in Allston is poised for approval after the school agreed to the highest percentage of affordable units by a private developer in the city.

Wu Targets 1.2K City Properties for Redevelopment

Nearly 5 acres of parking lots near the MBTA’s Community College station could be redeveloped for housing and other benefits, Mayor Michelle Wu announced today, the first in what could be a wave of redevelopments aimed at using “public land for public good.”

Wu Touts Housing Potential at Beacon Yards

For one morning at least, the city of Boston, Harvard University and Massachusetts Department of Transportation appeared to be on the same page about their vision for the Interstate 90 multimodal project and how it will lay the groundwork for the massive Beacon Yards development site in Allston.

Healey Backs Local Rent Control Bills

Attorney General Maura Healey supports local-option rent control bills, her gubernatorial campaign spokesperson said, after Healey told GBH News’ “Boston Public Radio” program that she did not think rent control bills were a solution to the area’s high – and rising – rents.

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.

Wu Plays the Long Game

Sworn in barely four months ago, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is already sending shock waves through the city’s development scene, though maybe not quite in the way many expected.

Rents Committee Has Troubling Omission

With her new Rent Stabilization Committee, Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is taking an important step in trying to address the state’s – and Boston’s – housing crisis. But will the committee have a blind spot?

Boston Councilors Back Transfer Tax

Boston city councilors have backed Mayor Michelle Wu’s proposal for a real estate sales tax on expensive properties. The measure now heads to Beacon Hill where state legislators must approve it before it can become law.

Wu Restarts Downtown Harbor Plan Process

Opponents of a proposed downtown Boston tower cheered Mayor Michelle Wu’s decision to relaunch a contentious waterfront zoning process Wednesday, but the building’s developer warned that “immediate further cooperation” was needed to make sure the resulting plan was able to protect the city from floods.