Allston Yards Impact Advisory Group Meeting

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Jun 12, 2019

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Contact Name:

    Michael Sinatra

  • Contact Email Address:

    Michael.A.Sinatra@Boston.gov

  • Contact Phone:

    617.918.4280

  • Type:

    Impact Advisory Group (IAG)

  • Location:

    WGBH Atrium
    1 Guest Street
    Allston, MA 02135

Description:

The Proponent intends to redevelop an existing 10.6-acre Project Site with a mixed-use, transit-oriented development consisting of residential, office, restaurant, fitness and retail uses, including a flagship grocery store, and a new one-acre public open space.

The Proposed Project has been refined significantly since the PNF filing in January 2018 based on feedback from abutters, elected officials, the BPDA, the Boston Civic Design Commission (BCDC), various state and city agencies, and the Impact Advisory Group (IAG). Key items that were addressed through the redesign included: reduced building density and height; explored a greater variety in building height for a more interesting skyline; reduced housing density and re-evaluated office space given the growing demand in the area; increased the size of public open space and landscaped area; and improved connections to the Boston Landing MBTA commuter rail station.

Please note that the purpose of this meeting is different than that of a traditional community meeting. As part of the development review process, IAG members work closely with BPDA staff to identify the impacts of a project and recommend appropriate community benefits to offset those impacts. IAG meetings prioritize discussion between the project proponent (i.e. the developer) and IAG members.
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