At the December 4th General Meeting, a representative from the Glover’s Corner development project distributed a flyer, which read in part:
“PLAN: Glover’s Corner is an opportunity for the community and the City of Boston to think strategically about the future of Glover’s Corner.”
The area under study is huge, covering about 86 acres. Current land usage includes commercial (41%), residential (25%), industrial (17%), public/tax-exempt (14%), and mixed-use (2%). See the map below.
Visioning workshops held on May 18 and June 28, 2017 identified several neighborhood strengths (“cultural and economic diversity; close to Red Line transit; cross-roads of Dorchester; culturally diverse restaurants and local services”) and weaknesses (“lack of trees, green spaces, and places to gather; unsafe and hard to walk and bike; traffic and congestion; lack of access to certain services and amenities”). The workshop sessions also identified the highest priorities for the project:
- “Create housing for a range of incomes
- Plan for a climate-change resilient neighborhood”
Other top priorities identified:
- “Create safe, walkable bike-friendly streets
- Preserve and grow quality jobs
- Improve transit options and connections
- Provide support for local businesses
- Support cultural diversity of the neighborhood
- Create an active people-centric district through development”
To learn more, visit the Glover’s Corner Project at the Boston Planning & Development Agency site, and/or read the October 25, 2017 Land Use Workshop Presentation. A copy of the presentation is also available here (Adobe PDF; 11 MB).