PLAN: Glover’s Corner, Dorchester is a comprehensive planning initiative in partnership with the community, staffed by a planning team consisting of an interdepartmental working group from across City departments and State transportation agencies.
“Preserve, enhance, and grow” are the three lenses by which the study area will be examined to determine a vision for the future Glover’s Corner. Community discussions will focus on guidelines for future development and open space, as well as strategies to enhance existing businesses and residential communities.
The primary goals of this process include:
A proactive approach to change in an area that will likely face increasing development pressure.
Engagement of community residents, businesses, property owners, non-profits, civic groups, advocates, and various stakeholders through a range of workshops, site visits, and events.
Adaptability to the risks associated with climate change.
A defined vision that will allow the City and the community to support existing residents and businesses, while improving the planning area.
Establishment of new development guidelines to facilitate predictable and appropriate development and community benefits.
Creation of an area plan document that will form the basis for new zoning and public investments to guide future growth in a manner that is consistent with the community's vision.
Early Engagement & Inquiry Phase
In January and February of 2017, we launched a Question Campaign to learn about the issues that are important the community. The questions and comments we received helped us begin to shape this initiative.
On Wednesday, March 8th we kicked off PLAN: Glover's Corner with an Open House. We shared information about the PLAN Initiative's goals and objectives, and profiles of the Study Area's geography, households, businesses and mobility infrastructure, as well as history of the area. We asked participants to share their comments with us, as well as what else they would like to know about the Study Area. It was also an opportunity to meet neighbors and the planning team from the BPDA and City of Boston.
On Thursday, May 4th, community members joined BPDA and City of Boston staff for a stroll or bike ride through the study area. The Walk and Bike tours were an opportunity to get to know the Study Area and continue the dialogue about priorities that will shape the planning study. Community members shared their local knowledge, ideas, concerns and questions with staff.
On Thursday, May 18th, community members joined the BPDA and City of Boston staff for the PLAN: Glover's Corner Visioning Workshop. At the Visioning Workshop, participants discussed their vision for the area and worked together in small groups to identify their priorities for the future of the study area. Participants shared priorities around neighborhood character, environment and climate change, housing, jobs and businesses, mobility and transportation, and public realm and open space. The presentation and workshop materials can be found in PDF format in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.
On Wednesday, June 28th, community members joined the BPDA and City of Boston staff for the PLAN: Glover's Corner Planning Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to continue the dialogue about planning topics that will shape a shared vision for the future of the Glover's Corner Study Area. The planning team facilitated small group discussions to identify existing neighborhood strengths and weaknesses, as well as future opportunities and threats in the area around housing and neighborhood character, jobs and businesses, mobility and connectivity, and public/open space and resilience. The presentation and workshop materials can be found in PDF format in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.
Land Use Workshop
On Wednesday, October 25th, community members joined the BPDA and City of Boston staff for the PLAN: Glover's Corner Land Use Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to have a conversation with the community about the future land uses that would shape a vision for the Study Area. The planning team facilitated small group discussions to explore where to preserve, enhance, and grow through patterns of land use. The presentation and workshop materials can be found in PDF format in the Documents section at the bottom of this page.
Mobility & Connectivity Workshop -- JOIN US!
Please join us on Wednesday, November 29th for our PLAN: Glover's Corner Mobility & Connectivity Workshop. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the existing conditions for pedestrians, bicylists, transit riders, and drivers and establish shared goals and a vision for mobility and connectivity in the Study Area. The workshop will be held from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM at the IBEW Local 103, 256 Freeport Street, Dorchester MA 02122.