PLAN: Glover's Corner, Dorchester


The PLAN: Glover’s Corner, Dorchester planning initiative is a comprehensive effort in partnership with the community, and 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 have launched a Question Campaign to learn about the issues that are important to you. Your questions will help us to shape this initiative. Please submit your question in the box below. Your 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 the 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, various stakeholders and visitors shared their questions and ideas, and spoke to the City staff present at the event. 

Advisory Group Nominations

The BPDA is seeking nominations from residents, business owners, community organizations and institutions to establish an Advisory Group (AG) to assist in developing the planning study. Nominees should commit to attending public meetings to be held at least one evening per month at locations in and around the Study Area, beginning in May 2017.

Nominations should include the nominee's name, street address, email address and any affiliation to neighborhood organizations. Each submission should also include a statement of the nominee's qualification to serve on the AG. Please complete the nomination form at the bottom of this page. Nominations must be submitted by April 3, 2017 to Cecilia Nardi at [email protected] or by mail to:

Cecilia Nardi
Boston Planning and Development Agency
One City Hall Square, 9th Floor
Boston, MA 02201


Help start the conversation. What questions should shape the PLAN: Dorchester, Glover’s Corner planning effort?


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