BPDA approves 3,335 housing units, including 1,156 income-restricted units at January meeting | Boston Planning & Development Agency

BPDA approves 3,335 housing units, including 1,156 income-restricted units at January meetingJan 14, 2021Over 1,000 homes will be reconstructed at Boston Housing Authority’s Bunker Hill Redevelopment in CharlestownThe Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) Board of Directors this month approved 7 new development projects and 2 Notice of Project Changes that will result in new market-rate and income-restricted residential units, economic development, and jobs across the City of Boston. The development projects approved this month will create an additional 3,335 residential units, including 1,156 income-restricted units, and a potential of 3,843 construction jobs, 2,249 direct jobs, and 3,093 indirect and induced jobs. Approximately 1,010 of the income-restricted units approved this month are direct replacements of existing units at the Boston Housing Authority’s Bunker Hill Housing Redevelopment in Charlestown.The projects approved this month make progress on Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s goal of increasing affordable housing to support a strong middle class. Since 2014, the BPDA has approved approximately over 86 million square feet of development worth more than $43 billion. This includes approximately 45,514 residential units, 9,880 of which are income-restricted units, and 80,972 construction jobs and 69,613 direct jobs.In addition, the Board authorized the agency to issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the redevelopment of the Crescent Parcel in Roxbury’s Nubian Square. The RFP language was created in partnership with the community through the agency’s ongoing PLAN: Nubian Square process.PlanningThe Board amended the agency’s consultant services contract for the completion of the PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Transportation Plan.The amendment will allow for additional coordination with local elected officials and the community. The BPDA launched this transportation plan last year to further analyze, refine, and advance the proposed multi-modal network recommendations of the original planning initiative.Development ProjectsA new, vibrant mixed-use development, 776 Summer Street, is expected to bring housing, office/research space, civic/cultural uses, and more to the former L Street Power Station in South BostonLive: 636 housing units, 16 percent on-site income-restricted unitsWork: 2,500 construction jobs, 1,500 permanent jobsConnect: 95,000 retail and civic use square feetSustain: 5.7 acres of open space

BPDA approves 3,335 housing units, including 1,156 income-restricted units at January meeting | Boston Planning & Development Agency