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Boston’s Chief Planner: Mayor Walsh Not Tied to Greenway Guidelines or Heights for Downtown Development [Video]

Chief Planner, Kairos Shen, of the Boston Redevelopment Authority presented “Planning Area Urban Design Context” on Wednesday, March 26th, to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee. Shen began by comparing the key role of New York City’s Central Park to that of the Inner Boston Harbor after the cleanup. Both the Inner Harbor Read More…

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Greenway Zoning Plan for Market District and Government Center; Traffic Concerns Raised [Video]

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a public meeting at City Hall on Tuesday evening to present its plans for re-zoning the Market District and Government Center to codify the guidelines established in 2010 as part of the Greenway District Planning Study. Consultants Utile Inc. and Noble & Wickersham presented during the meeting. The analysis Read More…

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Kickoff Meeting Video: Downtown Waterfront & Greenway District Zoning Planning Initiative

Video: Downtown Waterfront & Greenway District Zoning Planning Initiative – Project Overview, held at the New England Aquarium IMAX Theater on March 13, 2013 A large crowd attended the Wednesday night kickoff for the Downtown Waterfront and Greenway District Zoning Planning Initiative. Led the the Boston Redevelopment Authority with its consultant, Utile Inc., the Downtown Read More…

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Save the Dates: Downtown Waterfront and Greenway District Zoning Planning Initiative

Join the Boston Redevelopment Authority and their consultant Utile Inc., for the following series of events to learn about the Downtown Waterfront and Greenway District Zoning Planning Initiative and opportunities for participating in the planning process.   Please reference the attached flyer for more details. Project Overview Wednesday, March 13th 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. New Read More…

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BRA Approves Greenway Guidelines With 200 Feet for Harbor Garage and 55 Feet at Fulton St. Lot

There was one significant height revision on Tuesday night when the Board of the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approved the guidelines created through the Greenway District Planning Study. Instead of the previously presented height range of up to 85 feet high for the Fulton St. parking lot (Parcel 11B), the BRA ceded to the public Read More…

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North End Residents Give Mixed Reaction to BRA’s Greenway Area Development Guidelines

The response was mixed to the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s presentation at a North End community meeting regarding proposed guidelines for development along the edges of the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway. The July 19th meeting at the Mariner’s House in North Square was focused on the parcels in and near the North End/Waterfront neighborhood with respect Read More…

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WBUR Reports on the Greenway as a Waterfront Gateway

WBUR.org taped an audio piece examining the question of whether the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is fulfilling its goal of being a gateway to Boston Harbor. “Here’s what we found: There’s a lot in the way. Office buildings, a hotel, a garage, the stockade fence in front of the Harbor Tower, even trees can really Read More…

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BRA Releases Final Draft Guidelines for Greenway Distrist Planning Study

The Boston Redevelopment Authority has released its Final Draft Use and Development Guidelines on the Greenway District Planning Study.  The full report can be viewed at the BRA website. See this previous post for more descriptions: BRA Presents its Final Draft Guidelines for Development Along the Greenway     Following a 30 day comment period, Read More…

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BRA Presents its Final Draft Guidelines for Development Along the Greenway

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) presented its final draft guidelines on April 29th at the seventh (and last) public meeting as part of its Greenway District Planning Study. The conclusions were similar to those presented last month at the sixth meeting that spurred the media feud between developer Don Chiofaro and the BRA/Mayor Menino. The Read More…

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BRA Announces 7th Meeting on Greenway District Planning Study

The Boston Redevelopment Authority invites you to attend the seventh public meeting on the Greenway District Planning Study. Thursday, April 29, 2010 6-8 PM at the BRA Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, Board Room BRA staff and the consultant team will present the final design guidelines and massing recommendations for the Rose Kennedy Greenway District. If Read More…

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BRA Takes a Conservative View in Recommending Lower Heights Along Greenway Parks

The crowd was large and restless for this long-awaited meeting, but the Boston Redevelopment Authority managed to strike a balance that resulted in more compliments than criticisms toward its guidelines for up to 19 new development projects along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.  As one audience member appreciated, “this is the first meeting that is more Read More…

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BRA Announces 6th Greenway District Planning Study Meeting

The Boston Redevelopment Authority invites you to attend the sixth public meeting on the Greenway District Planning Study Thursday, March 18, 2010 6-8 PM at the BRA Boston City Hall, 9th Floor, Board Room BRA staff and the consultant team will present draft recommendations for corridor-wide development scenarios including height and density ranges, building uses, Read More…