BPDA Owned Land

The Boston Redevelopment Authority owns a number of land parcels around the city which are available for acquisition, and which can be viewed below. These parcels are considered to be in one of two categories: 

  • Buildable: Parcels that are large enough to be developed into housing, commercial, or other uses.
  • Non-Buildable: Parcels that are too small for new, freestanding development.

Any interested party may inquire about buildable parcels by contacting the Asset Management department within the division of Engineering and Facilities Management. After receiving a formal inquiry about acquiring or developing a buildable parcel, the Asset Management department will notify all abutters and initiate a competitive RFP process to dispose of the property. 

Only abutters may inquire about non-buildable parcels. Abutters who are interested in acquiring non-buildable parcels should submit a letter of interest to the Asset Management department with a brief description and timeline of their plans for the property. BRA staff will review responses from abutting property owners to determine if an application meets the qualifications for disposition as outlined in the Parcel Disposition Kit. If more than one abutter expresses interest, abutters will be offered an opportunity to propose a mutually agreeable division of the parcel. If consensus cannot be reached among the interested, qualified abutters, BRA staff will assist in negotiating a division of the parcel. If consensus still cannot be reached, BRA may recommend one qualified abutter through an internal review process.

The BRA Board will review, approve and/or modify the Asset Management department's recommendation for each parcel.

The information reported here may not reflect the most current parcel conditions. For more information, please contact Mark Donahue, Deputy Director for Asset Management, by email or by telephone at 617.918.6230.

1 CAMBRIDGE ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

28,654 sq.ft Lot Size

206 ATLANTIC AV

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

211,304 sq.ft Lot Size

269 COMMERCIAL ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Parking Type

17,218 sq.ft Lot Size

ATLANTIC AV

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

51,500 sq.ft Lot Size

BOWDOIN SQ

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

14,288 sq.ft Lot Size

CAMBRIDGE ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

8,252 sq.ft Lot Size

CAMBRIDGE ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

243,879 sq.ft Lot Size

CAUSEWAY ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Sliver Parcel Type

6,020 sq.ft Lot Size

CAUSEWAY ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Sliver Parcel Type

36,843 sq.ft Lot Size

CONGRESS ST

Downtown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

21,059 sq.ft Lot Size

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