PLAN: East Boston Neighborhood Residential

Oct 24, 2019

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Contact Name:

    Kristina Ricco

  • Contact Email Address:

    Kristina.Ricco@Boston.gov

  • Contact Phone:

    617.918.4238

  • Type:

    Public Meeting

  • Location:

    East Boston YMCA
    54 Ashley Street
    East Boston, MA 02128

Description:

Please join us for a workshop series focused on zoning and public realm in East Boston. These workshops will explore the challenges and opportunities of different types of areas in the neighborhood including neighborhood residential, mixed-use nodes and corridors, and waterfront industrial and economic development areas. Discussions will focus on how features of zoning and the public realm operate in these areas today, and how they could in the future. Light refreshments, translated materials and interpretation services will be provided at all events.

This workshop will feature small group discussions about the character of East Boston neighborhoods.
 


Meeting Summary:

This workshop was the first in a three-part series focused on what shapes buildings--zoning--and what shapes streets and public spaces--Complete Streets guidelines. The workshop focused on neighborhood residential areas in East Boston. Attendees discussed the characteristics of neighborhood residential areas today and shared how they would like these areas to evolve in the future. Community members worked in small groups to better understand East Boston’s zoning (Article 53), what zoning terms mean, and how these regulatory tools and guidelines are translated into the built environment. Attendees had the opportunity to create their ideal neighborhood residential street facades and street design. Join us next week for part two of our workshop series, which will ocus on the mixed-use nodes and corridors of East Boston.

Resumen de la reunión:

Este taller fue el primero de una serie de tres partes centradas en lo que da forma a los edificios, calles y espacios públicos: pautas de zonificación y calles completas. El taller se centró en las áreas residenciales del vecindario en East Boston. Los asistentes discutieron las características de las áreas residenciales del vecindario hoy y compartieron cómo les gustaría que estas áreas evolucionen en el futuro. Los miembros de la comunidad trabajaron en pequeños grupos para comprender mejor la zonificación de East Boston (Artículo 53), qué significan los términos de zonificación y cómo estas regulaciones y pautas se traducen en el entorno construido. Los asistentes tuvieron la oportunidad de crear sus fachadas de calles residenciales y diseño de calles ideales para el vecindario.
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