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Cruz development continues Roxbury legacy with new affordable housing
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Cruz development continues Roxbury legacy with new affordable housing
When the blue and green ribbon was cut, fluttering in the chill of a late February day, it marked the end of about a decade of work that brings over 50 units of new housing to Roxbury.
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Petition aims to resist planned luxury housing on Blue Hill Avenue
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Petition aims to resist planned luxury housing on Blue Hill Avenue
Boston Liberation Center leads fight against gentrification in Roxbury
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Developers of Color Summit focuses on equity, access
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Developers of Color Summit focuses on equity, access
HUD New England, the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, MassDevelopment, MassHousing and the Builders of Color Coalition hosted the Developers of Color Summit at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston on Wednesday, Oct. 25.
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Real estate summit explores minority equity part­nerships
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Real estate summit explores minority equity part­nerships
For many years, people of color from smaller development firms in Boston have attempted to cement partnerships with bigger companies in order to narrow the diversity gap in commercial real estate projects. Many were understandably frustrated by the lack of progress.
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Mayor releases legislative agenda
Boston Mayor Michelle Wu is promoting her agenda for action at the state level as a new legislative session begins on Beacon Hill.
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Reforms slow to take hold at Zoning Board
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Reforms slow to take hold at Zoning Board
Most Boston residents may not know much about, let alone have engaged with, the city’s Zoning Board of Appeal, which adjudicates hundreds of appeals by developers and ordinary residents for zoning variances — exceptions to Boston zoning rules — every year.
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Housing development breaks ground in Roxbury
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Housing development breaks ground in Roxbury
DREAM Collaborative and New Atlantic Development have broken ground on a 74-unit housing complex in Nubian Square that will combine affordable and market-rate housing with artists’ studios, retail space and a new retail location for the Haley House’s cafe, which currently occupies the parcel at 2147 Washington St.
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Community panel picks Parcel P-3 developer
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Community panel picks Parcel P-3 developer
After months of internal discussion and debate, one development team has now secured the endorsement of the guiding Roxbury Strategic Master Plan Oversight Committee (RSMPOC) to transform a long-vacant parcel into affordable housing, lab and commercial space.
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Developers required to release diversity plans
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Developers required to release diversity plans
Last week, Mayor Michelle Wu announced new guidelines requiring developers of privately-owned land to report on their plans to hire people of color and subcontract with firms owned by people of color as part of the Boston Planning and Development Agency’s Article 80 development approval process.
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Big arts, culture changes in store for Nubian Sq.
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Arts & Culture
Big arts, culture changes in store for Nubian Sq.
Nubian Ascends is a real estate project set to bring big changes to the arts, culture and culinary experience in Nubian Square. According to the project proposal to the city, plans include “a multi-layered mixed-use program that includes a 48,000-SF marketplace for artisans and makers, beside a food hall that showcases chefs from the on-site culinary arts program.”
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City releases audit of publicly-owned land
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City releases audit of publicly-owned land
Mayor Michelle Wu last week announced the completion of a city-wide land audit — dubbed the “Public Land for Public Good: Citywide Land Audit” — that has assessed and cataloged all city-owned property in order to begin reimagining uses to better serve Bostonians.
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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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