In March 2020, the PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative is launching its Transportation Plan. The BPDA along with the Boston Transportation Department are furthering a main recommendation from the 2016 approved Dorchester Avenue Plan. The purpose of the Transportation Plan is to further analyze, refine, and advance the proposed multi-modal network recommendations of the 2016 Plan. The area of focus is along the two main corridors of Dorchester and Old Colony avenues between Broadway and Andrew Square.
Please continue to follow this BPDA webpage to keep informed about all upcoming planning events and materials shared at each Transportation engagement. For materials from previous engagements and final documents for the PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue, please refer to the Documents section below.
In addition to recommendations for further transportation studies as an outgrowth of the 2016 Plan, the Boston Parks and Recreation Department has been following up on open space recommendations to undertake a Vision plan for Moakley Park. It is currently conducting public workshops that will redesign the park to accommodate the needs of the South Boston neighborhood and climate resiliency. Please follow the website boston.gov/parks/moakley-park to keep informed of the open space process and progress for Moakley Park.
The PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative began in 2015 as a comprehensive effort involving the community, an Advisory Group, and a planning team consisting of an interdepartmental working group from across City departments and state transportation agencies.
“Preserve, enhance, and grow” were the three lenses by which the study area was viewed to determine how to create an appropriate planning vision. Community discussions exploring conceptual height and density buildouts, open space concepts, and a new street network to connect the district to the surrounding South Boston neighborhood and beyond now form the physical framework for the Plan being implemented.
Final Report (Print)
The BPDA is postponing all BPDA-hosted public meetings regarding planning studies until further notice. While projects will continue to be reviewed internally by BPDA staff, the public review process for BPDA's planning studies is on hold until public meetings can be resumed.
Please join us as we further one of the main recommendations from the 2016 PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue planning effort. The BPDA is kicking off a transportation plan to further analyze, refine and advance the proposed multi-modal network recommendations of the Plan along the Dorchester Avenue and Old Colony Avenue corridors between Broadway and Andrew Square.
We invite you to join the BPDA and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) at an Open House for the PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Transportation Plan. Opening remarks will be made at 6.30 PM.