PLAN: Mattapan

Summary & Goals

Guided by Imagine Boston 2030, PLAN: Mattapan is a City planning initiative that seeks to ensure that we preserve wisely, enhance equitably, and grow inclusively. Through these three principles of “preserve, enhance, and grow,” the City’s planning team will work with the community to create a comprehensive vision for the Mattapan planning area and guide future growth and investment.

PLAN: Mattapan will work closely with the community to review past planning efforts, and identify needs and opportunities for improvements which will support the long-term equitable growth and sustainability of the neighborhood. Focuses will include, though are not limited to, economic development (jobs and business) and the creation of transit-oriented market-rate and affordable housing growth while preserving the neighborhood’s character and unique attributes.

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Community Engagement

Upcoming Engagement

Getting Around in Mattapan | June 25, 2019
As part of PLAN: Mattapan, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) wants to learn more about how residents move across the neighborhood and throughout the City of Boston. Come to the Getting Around in Mattapan meeting to share your ideas for better mobility in the neighborhood. We will also learn how streets can be seen as places and opportunities to interact with our community. Finally, we will also provide an opportunity for community members to reflect on the vision statements that were developed at the Goals Setting workshop in March.

Neighborhood Walk Alongs
Join us for a series of walks in Mattapan! Each walk-along is an opportunity to share your experiences of your neighborhood and to continue focused dialogue with residents about priorities that will shape PLAN: Mattapan. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join. Weather permitting.

Edgewater | May 6th, 2019
Community-led walk along starting from the Kennedy Playground. From 4pm to 6pm.

Upcoming walkthroughs: River St, West Selden and more!

April - May
Throughout the month of April and beginning of May we will be reaching out to neighborhood associations, attending local events and meetings, and looking for opportunities to engage with your community in Mattapan. Details on where and when we will be in Mattapan will be listed here in advance!  Please let us know if you would like us to attend any events or meetings to share information about the process.

Chat with a Planner | First Thursday of Each Month, 12 - 5 PM
Part of the PLAN: Mattapan team will be available at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library to answer any questions you may have about the planning process. This is an additional opportunity for those who are unable to attend our evening meetings to hear about the process and offer their input. No new content will be covered and there will not be a presentation, this is an informal event. Feel free to stop by at anytime between 12 - 5 PM on the first Thursday of the month.

Most Recent Engagement

Haitian Community Conversation & Update | May 23, 2019
This was the fifth community meeting as a part of the PLAN: Mattapan process. This meeting was conducted in Haitian Creole with English translated materials and interpretation services available. The evening began with a brief presentation updating the community on what has been discussed thus far in the process. Immediately following the presentation, attendees were invited to review the open house boards related to previous workshops and provide feedback. Feedback was focused on the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of Mattapan, as well as, prioritizing the goals and vision for PLAN: Mattapan. All community members are encouraged to join us for future PLAN: Mattapan workshops.

Agenda | Presentation | Boards | Exercise Feedback
Pwogramasyon | Prezantayson | Afich | Fidbak

Previous Engagement

Goal Setting for Our Neighborhood | March 21, 2019
This was the fourth community meeting as a part of the PLAN: Mattapan process. At this event community members explored and prioritized draft goals for the planning initiative in order to further tailor the focus of PLAN: Mattapan. The evening began with a brief presentation about where the BPDA discussed the PLAN: Mattapan process and what we have heard throughout. Attendees then broke out into small groups and discussed priorities for the planning initiative and developed initial goal statements. This was a great opportunity to influence and inform the next steps for the initiative and to hear more about the upcoming workshops and process.

Agenda | Presentation | Exercise Feedback
Agenda | Presentación | Comentarios sobre el ejercicio
Pwogramasyon | Prezantayson | Fidbak

City Resource Fair | February 9, 2019
This was the third community meeting as a part of the PLAN: Mattapan process. At this event, community members had an opportunity to meet with a number of City of Boston departments and offices to learn about the work that they are doing in Mattapan. City representatives who attended the event work with issues related to housing, workforce development, transportation, arts & culture, and open space. No feedback was requested at this meeting, but there will continue to be opportunities to provide input on the future of Mattapan.

Presentation | Open House Boards | Data Packet
Presentación | Paneles de la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas | Paquetede Datos
Prezantayson | Afich | Pake Done
City Resources Contact List - English | Español | Kreyòl Ayisyen

Envisioning Your Neighborhood | December 10, 2018
This was the second community workshop as a part of the PLAN: Mattapan process. At this meeting, community members explored 5 planning themes (Neighborhood Identity, Housing, Jobs + Businesses, Open Space + Climate Resilience, and Mobility) in more detail. Small groups discussed the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats of each of the themes.

Agenda | Presentation | Exercise Feedback
Agenda | Presentación | Comentarios sobre el ejercicio
Pwogramasyon | Prezantayson | Fidbak

Open House Kick-Off | October 25, 2018
The planning initiative officially launched on October 25th, with our open house at the Mildred Avenue Community Center. The Mattapan community came together to meet the city's planning team, provided feedback on the study's focus area, and explored the three themes of Preserve, Enhance, and Grow. Your feedback at the open house was the first of many opportunities to engage in the conversation around planning in your neighborhood.

Agenda | Open House Boards | Exercise Feedback
Agenda | Paneles de la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas | Comentarios sobre el ejercicio
Pwogramasyon | Afich | Fidbak

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