In Conjunction with the Boston Redevelopment Authority
The Boston Redevelopment Authority has been working with its consultants, Utile, Greenberg Consultants, HR&A Advisors, and Nelson/Nygaard, over the last year and a half on the Greenway District Planning Study. The purpose of the study is to create a set of design guidelines specifically for the parcels adjacent to the Greenway. Currently, these plots are subject to one or more zoning districts and overlays that do not account for the presence of the Greenway as one of Boston’s most significant new open space assets.
The primary objective of the guidelines is to establish a set of design controls for these parcels that preserves the newly created open spaces environmentally and aesthetically; activates the broader public realm in and surrounding the parks; ensures the long term value of the public’s investment in creating the Greenway; and balances the development pressures in the Greenway District with other growth areas and development opportunities in the City as a whole. The Final Draft Use and Development Guidelines have been released review and comment and the Greenway Conservancy submitted comments and suggestions on behalf of the parks.