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Upham's Corner District Improvement Plan

Feb 10, 2011

Upham’s Corner District Improvement Plan Upham’s Corner, a bustling Boston retail district rich in history and filled with opportunities for innovation, is set to undergo a District Improvement Plan. As a result of the BRA board approval, the BRA will spend $150,000 on a community based planning process to increase the economic vibrancy and success of the business district to enhance the sustainability of the district and surrounding neighborhood. The Upham’s Corner District Improvement Plan will be a joint venture among the BRA, Department of Neighborhood Development, Boston Transportation Department and the Office of Neighborhood Services. Goals of the Upham’s Corner District Improvement Plan:
  • Community Vision to guide improvements and promote sustainability
  • Business District Market Assessment and Strategic Economic Plan
  • A Comprehensive Public Realm Action Plan with recommendations for short and long term transportation and streetscape improvements
  • District Development Plan promoting long range growth and sustainability
  • Development Scenarios for selected publicly and privately owned sites
  • Use & Design Guidelines for selected parcels
  • Zoning Updates to support recommendations

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