The neighborhood is growing by leaps and bounds; new developments, new housing, new businesses. It’s hard to imagine that the city is actually in a housing crisis. Well, according to the Boston Globe, the Walsh administration is looking for ideas to think outside the box when it comes to more than 80 city-owned buildings i.e. firehouses, libraries and community centers to create affordable housing. The city is trying to reach the goal of 53,000 apartments, condos, and houses by 2030.
Other cities like San Francisco, New York and Washington have done something similar where developers partner with cities to improve and revitalize sites like our neighborhood library, firehouse or community center while adding affordable housing.
So what does that mean? Nothing yet, it’s only in the “Request for Information” phase – so don’t panic. This idea is only in the beginning stages.