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.
As the first phase of this process, we launched a Question Campaign to learn about the issues that are important to you. Your questions will help us to shape this initiative. Your continued input will form the basis for the questions that we will try to solve together through the planning process.
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 with us where they live, work and visit; what they would like to preserve, enhance, and grow in the Study Area; and what questions they have that will help shape the planning study. The content presented at the Open House can be found in PDF format in the Documents section at the bottom of this page. More than 180 residents, business owners, stakeholders and visitors shared their questions and ideas, and spoke to the City staff present at the event.
Walk & Bike Tour
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.