This fall, Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) staff are launching Squares + Streets, a citywide planning initiative. Squares + Streets will focus on activity-rich neighborhood centers along main streets.
The goal is to enhance small areas that are near transit and already provide essential goods and services for local residents, businesses, and visitors, in addition to developing high-impact, short-term recommendations for areas.
Squares + Streets will:
- Focus on housing, public space, cultural amenities, transit assets etc. that reflect the unique needs of each area
- Develop a number of Small Area Plans in 6–9 month timeframes that are shorter, more intentional, more transparent, and more predictable
This project is meant to complement and support Design Vision and Zoning Reform work.
There are a series of pop-ups coming up this week in Dorchester. Check out the schedule here.