Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning

Summary

The Boston Planning & Development Agency launched the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning to engage local stakeholders in discussing the future of Western Avenue between Barry’s Corner and Leo Birmingham Parkway. The planning initiative will inform recommendations for new or modified zoning; build on previous planning in the area, including the North Allston Strategic Framework for Planning, the Community-Wide Plan, and planning at Harvard University; and foster a dialogue with developers and property owners. The study will also consider public realm improvements and transportation enhancements in coordination with the ongoing Allston-Brighton Mobility Study to explore multimodal improvements to Western Avenue and other transportation enhancements.

Upcoming Events

Chat Virtual con un Planificador en Español | Martes, 24 de noviembre | 12:00 PM-1:00 PM

Únase virtualmente al equipo del proyecto de "Estudio y Rezonificación de Western Avenue" (Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning en inglés) para aprender más sobre el proceso de planificación. Este proceso guiará la visión del futuro de las zonas de Allston y Brighton al norte de la I-90, así como nueva zonificación para propiciar el desarrollo conforme a esa visión. Hablaremos de cómo puede involucrarse y darnos su opinión. Cualquiera puede unirse a través de un enlace web o por teléfono. Este evento será en español.

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Previous Events

Virtual Focus Meeting on Arts & Culture, Sustainability and Resilience | November 17, 2020, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

A presentation and discussion of the city's existing policies relating to sustainability/resilience and arts and culture, two topics that have been raised by residents in previous community meetings.

Presentation | Meeting Video Recording

Virtual Office Hours | November 9, 2020, 11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Members of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning team hosted virtual office hours via Zoom. This was an opportunity to (re)connect with the team and learn about what we’re working on and next steps in the process, and to share ideas and priorities.

Community Meeting | October 14, 2020, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

The October 14 meeting was aimed at fostering more in-depth discussion for members of the public who may have had questions about the process, content, and public engagement components of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning.

Presentation | Meeting Video Recording

Community Meeting | September 14, 2020, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Members of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning team virtually presented additional work on subarea character and development scenarios. The meeting consisted of a presentation with a Q&A and discussion.

Presentation | Meeting Video Recording

Boston Housing Toolkit

Community Meeting | August 26, 2020, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Members of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning team shared the development prototypes for various land uses and discussed how the urban design framework shared at the last meeting on August 12 will be used to test parcels and create land use scenarios. The meeting consisted of a presentation with a Q&A and discussion after.

Presentation | Meeting Video Recording

Community Meeting | August 12, 2020, 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

Members of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning team hosted a virtual meeting via Zoom at 6:00 PM on Wednesday, August 12, 2020. The content of this meeting included a presentation of planning goals identified through the process to date, an urban design framework to guide future development, and some initial conclusions from our financial analysis.

Presentation | Meeting Video Recording

Virtual Chat with a Planner | July 14, 2020, 6:00 PM–7:00 PM

Members of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning team hosted a virtual chat via Zoom at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. This was an opportunity to (re)connect with the team and learn about what we’re working on and next steps in the process, as well as to share ideas and priorities.

Presentation | Meeting Video Recording

CANCELLED: Urban Design & Rezoning Workshop | March 30, 2020, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

Meeting 4: Development Feasibility and Western Avenue Street Redesign | January 6, 2020

Presentation

A continuation of the discussion of development feasibility and potential public benefits in the Western Avenue Corridor Study Area. We presented options for multi-modal transportation improvements on Western Avenue.

Meeting 3: Development Feasibility and Benefits 101 | December 9, 2019

Presentation | Feedback

An introduction to development feasibility and potential public benefits in the Western Avenue Corridor Study Area. We reviewed feedback from previous public meetings and explored the economics of development to inform the ongoing study.

Meeting 2: Development and Street Design Scenarios Workshop | October 30, 2019

Presentation | Feedback

Discussion of development and street design scenarios for the Western Avenue Corridor Study.

Study Area Walking Tour | October 5, 2019

Walking Tour Brochure

Tour of the Western Avenue Study Area with the BPDA Team.

Meeting 1: Open House | September 16, 2019

Boards and Feedback

We held an open house on Monday, September 16 between 6:00 and 8:00 at the Josephine Fiorentino Community Center at Charlesview, 123 Antwerp Street.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - Zoning at Zone 3 Pop-up | August 28, 2019, 5:00–8:00 PM

This event has been cancelled due to weather.

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Share Your Thoughts

We want to hear from you! All questions, comments and ideas are welcome. Comments are received and reviewed by members of the Western Avenue Corridor Study and Rezoning team.

To submit a comment in a language besides English, please email bpdawebcontent@boston.gov.
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