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Councilors, advocates press mayor on affordable housing
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Councilors, advocates press mayor on affordable housing
Last week, affordable housing advocates came together to demand that the city take action on the lack of affordable housing across Boston, calling on the Wu administration to increase the amount of affordable rental units, hold developers accountable for their affordable housing agreements and create affordable homeownership opportunities for city residents.
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Does the BPDA have a vision for Boston’s future?
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Does the BPDA have a vision for Boston’s future?
Major real estate development projects are moving forward before Mayor Michelle Wu has made good on her campaign promise to break apart the Boston Planning and Development agency, separating the city’s planning function from the agency, which manages the approval process for large real estate projects.
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Abutters lose against connected developer
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Abutters lose against connected developer
The development process at 36 Temple St. in Mattapan could serve as a case study in how controversial real estate projects moved forward during the eight-year administration of former Mayor Martin Walsh.
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Two teams compete to develop Roxbury parcel
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Two teams compete to develop Roxbury parcel
Two proposals to transform the vacant lot in Roxbury known as Parcel P3 have hit the desk of the city’s planning and development agency, each promising new affordable housing and economic development in the area.
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Wu: production alone won’t bring down rents
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Wu: production alone won’t bring down rents
Mayor Michelle Wu says her administration is exploring ways to increase affordable housing production.
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Roxbury residents push back on developer
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Roxbury residents push back on developer
Community members in the Mount Pleasant, Forest and Vine neighborhood in Roxbury are pushing back against a proposed development at 20 Forest St., which they say is too large, both in comparison with the surrounding houses and for the lot itself.
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JPNDC project stirs community opposition
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JPNDC project stirs community opposition
As plans to develop housing for seniors and families on Cheney Street in Grove Hall move forward, some residents continue to express concerns about the impact of the new properties on the neighborhood.
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Fair housing rule seen as way to fight displacement
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Fair housing rule seen as way to fight displacement
Mayor Michelle Wu has signed into law an executive order that provides a legal framework that could compel developers to increase production of housing using fair housing law.
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Construction firms skirt law with cash payments
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Construction firms skirt law with cash payments
While general contractors face a higher degree of scrutiny and pay their workers salaries, benefits and health insurance, the subcontractors they hire for jobs such as plastering, framing, painting and drywall installation commonly cut costs by paying workers in cash or personal checks.
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City stays out of property disputes
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City stays out of property disputes
On property disputes, Boston residents often find little support. Complaints can range from the inconvenience of a small strip of disputed land to encroachments that impact the use of one’s property.
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Uphams Corner artist space in jeopardy
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Arts & Culture
Uphams Corner artist space in jeopardy
More than 40 artists and creative-small-business owners working at Humphreys Street Studios in Uphams Corner are facing an unknown future tied to the impending sale of their building.
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Developer proposes micro units for Nubian Sq.
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Developer proposes micro units for Nubian Sq.
Local developers have introduced a project in Nubian Square to add floors and introduce co-living spaces to a Nubian Square building. A proposed project at 1127 Harrison Ave will bring 94 micro units with shared amenity spaces, 12 income-restricted units, and renovate the commercial space.
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