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 Reay Pannesi, Senior Manager for Disposition Services, by email or by telephone at 617.918.6239.

151 LENOX ST

South End Neighborhood

Future Development Site Type

4,692 sq.ft Lot Size

157 HARRISHOF ST

Roxbury Neighborhood

Housing Site Type

4,292 sq.ft Lot Size

17 E LENOX ST

South End Neighborhood

Future Development Site Type

680 sq.ft Lot Size

170 MAIN ST

Charlestown Neighborhood

Open Space Type

4,474 sq.ft Lot Size

175 M L KING JR BL

Roxbury Neighborhood

Open Space Type

2,601 sq.ft Lot Size

175 RUGGLES ST

Roxbury Neighborhood

Future Development Site Type

11,300 sq.ft Lot Size

178 WALNUT AV

Roxbury Neighborhood

Future Development Site Type

7,150 sq.ft Lot Size

19 E LENOX ST

South End Neighborhood

Future Development Site Type

680 sq.ft Lot Size

19 LAUREL ST

Roxbury Neighborhood

Housing Site Type

3,300 sq.ft Lot Size

19 WAKULLAH ST

Roxbury Neighborhood

Community Garden Type

4,430 sq.ft Lot Size

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