Summary & Goals

In April 2023, the BPDA Board of Directors approved a Request for Proposals (RFP) to redevelop five parcels located at 21-29 Fernboro Street known collectively as the Fernboro Parcels in Dorchester. The property consists of three BPDA-owned parcels and two parcels owned by the Mayor’s Office of Housing (MOH). The joint disposition of these properties was made possible by the BPDA buying a private parcel in between the BPDA and MOH parcels.

The BPDA and MOH teams believe that the land could provide a great opportunity for affordable housing development due to adjacent residential development and its close proximity to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. K-8 School and the Lilla G. Frederick Pilot Middle School. Based on feedback from the community and in line with staff’s goals, this project should provide affordable homeownership to the community. In addition, residents advocated for maintaining the tree canopy on site to combat urban heat island, development without displacement, and the inclusion of parking spaces on site.

Like all BPDA-owned parcels in the City of Boston, the selected development team will be required to meet the BPDA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion evaluation criterion, and outline commitments to including Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprise (M/WBEs) in all aspects of their development process.

The BPDA received two responses to the RFP.

Community Engagement

Staff held a virtual community meeting on June 11, 2024 regarding 21- 29 Fernboro. The purpose of the meeting was to present and hear feedback regarding developer proposals for BPDA’s disposition Request for Proposals (RFP). Close of Public Comment Period: 7/11/2024

Tuesday, June 11 | 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM | 21-29 Fernboro Developer Presentation | Recording | Presentation | Presentation (Spanish) | Presentation (Haitian Creole)

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We want to hear from you! All questions, comments and ideas are welcome. Comments are received and reviewed by members of the 21–29 Fernboro Street Disposition Planning team.

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