Boston Zoning Commission to hold public hearing for Suffolk Downs Redevelopment on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 AM
Oct 16, 2020
The Boston Zoning Commission will hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday, October 21 at 10:00 am in connection with Map Amendment Application No. 728, and a petition for approval of the Master Plan for Planned Development Area No. 124, Suffolk Downs Redevelopment, East Boston, as well as approval for the Development Plans for Phases One through Five, within Planned Development Area No. 124, filed by the Boston Planning & Development Agency.
The hearing will be held via Zoom and simultaneous translation services will be provided in Spanish and Arabic. Members of the public may view or participate in this virtual public hearing by registering at bit.ly/3ii1B04 or by emailing written comments or questions to [email protected].
Approved by the BPDA Board in September 2020, the project consists of approximately 10.52 million square feet of development, as well as an approximately 27-acre open space network. The project will include approximately 7.31 million square feet of residential development and approximately 3.21 million square feet of office, hotel, retail, and other commercial development. The project will create more than 900 on-site income-restricted units and will make an additional $5 million endowment to support off-site income-restricted housing, bringing the total commitment of affordable housing to 20 percent of the overall residential units. The project will also include an extensive network of new streets, sidewalks, bicycle facilities and pedestrian walkways as well as approximately 6,760 parking spaces.