PLAN: Glover's Corner, Dorchester


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 shared vision for the future of 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 shared 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.


If you are new to the process, these documents can help you get caught up on PLAN: Glover’s Corner.

  • What We Heard Brochure (October 2017 ) This introductory brochure has a map of the Study Area, a recap of early conversations, and contextual neighborhood data - English , Kriolu , Ti?ng Vi?t

  • In preparation for our next conversation in the spring, we shared a document with data around housing, jobs, and businesses (January 10 Workshop). We hope you will read over the document and think of questions and ideas for our next meeting. Data Document - English, Kriolu, Ti?ng Vi?t

  • If you or someone you know is currently facing displacement as a resident or business, we have compiled a list of city resources that may help you - English, Kriolu, Ti?ng Vi?t

Community Conversation

On Wednesday, January 10, community members joined the BPDA and City of Boston staff for the Community Conversation. This agenda-setting conversation was an opportunity for residents and neighborhood stakeholders to share ways to better plan together and shape the upcoming conversations about PLAN: Glover's Corner. The meeting briefly shared what we have heard so far, and facilitated small group discussions explored participants' hopes, fears, and questions around planning in the Glover's Corner area and establish next steps for community engagement.

We would like to continue the conversation! If you missed the meeting or have additional thoughts, please, share your hopes, fears, and questions using this form.

Workshop Materials: Scanned Feedback

Previous Workshops

PLAN: Glover's Corner Mobility & Connectivity Workshop | November 29th, 2017 | The purpose of the workshop was to discuss the existing conditions for pedestrians, bicyclists, transit riders, and drivers and establish shared goals and a vision for mobility and connectivity in the Study Area. | Workshop Materials: Presentation - English , Kriolu , Ti?ng Vi?t

PLAN: Glover's Corner Land Use Workshop | October 25th, 2017 | 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. | Workshop Materials: Presentation - English, Kriolu, Ti?ng Vi?t / Workshop Activity - English, Kriolu, Ti?ng Vi?t / Post-Workshop Recap - English, Kriolu,  Ti?ng Vi?t

PLAN: Glover's Corner Planning Workshop | June 28th, 2017 | 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 topics such as housing, jobs & businesses, neighborhood character, mobility & connectivity, climate resiliency, and open space. | Workshop Materials: Scanned Feedback / Post-workshop Recap - English, Kriolu, Ti?ng Vi?t

PLAN: Glover's Corner Visioning Workshop | May 18th, 2017 | Participants discussed their vision for the area and worked together in small groups to identify their priorities for the future of the study area. | Workshop Materials: Presentation / Workshop Open House Boards / Visioning Group Activity and Scanned Feedback / Post-workshop Recap - English, Kriolu, Ti?ng Vi?t

Early Engagement & Inquiry Phase | January 2017 - May 2017

We first 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 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 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.

Engagement Materials: Open House Boards (in English, Kriolu, and Ti?ng Vi?t)

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