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PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Progress Report

The BPDA released a PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue (‘PLAN: Dot Ave’ or ‘the Plan’) Progress Report in 2023 that illustrates Board Approved, under construction, and completed development and associated mitigation in the PLAN: Dot Ave study area. This report, which takes the form of a Storymap with charts, graphics, and interactive maps, is meant to update the community on how approved and constructed development to-date has contributed to realizing key recommendations of the land use and transportation plans that were finalized in 2016 and 2021. This report does not propose new recommendations or suggest modifications to the Plan in any way. The Storymap is broken up into 3 sections - Introduction, Land Use, and Transportation.

The projects included in the Storymap include those that began their review process during and after the first Plan was completed in December 2016. There is also a selection of sub-Article 80 projects from December 2017 to the present included in the land use section, which illustrate a smaller scale of neighborhood change. This report serves as a guidepost for project reviewers at the City to continue to apply the Plan’s recommendations to all proposed projects under review in the PLAN: Dot Ave study area.

Overview

In March 2020, the PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Planning Initiative launched its Transportation Plan. Through this Transportation Plan, the BPDA, along with the Boston Transportation Department, furthered a key recommendation from the 2016 adopted PLAN: South Boston 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 Avenue and Old Colony Avenue between Broadway and Andrew Square MBTA stations.

Previous Engagement

Transportation Study Virtual Meeting #3

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) provided an overview of the draft PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Transportation Plan—a collaboration with the community, other City departments, and state agencies. The 2016 PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue recognized that as the study area changes in land use and density, the transportation network needs to change in order to make it safe and efficient for all modes of transportation—walking, biking, transit, and vehicles. The meeting included a presentation of the draft Transportation Plan analysis followed by Q&A and comments.

Virtual Office Hours

December 15, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The virtual office hours were an opportunity to talk to BPDA and City staff to ask questions and get answers about the draft transportation recommendations based on future conditions analysis.

Transportation Study Virtual Meeting #2

December 9, 2020 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Presentation | Meeting Recording and Q&A Chat transcript

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Boston Transportation Department hosted a virtual meeting to further refine the proposed multi-modal transportation network, which was one of the main recommendations from the 2016 PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue effort. The meeting included a presentation of draft transportation recommendations based on future conditions analysis, followed by Q&A and comments.

Transportation Plan Virtual Kick-Off Meeting

July 29, 2020 6:00 PM or July 30, 2020 12:00 PM

Existing Conditions Report | Kick-Off Meeting Existing Conditions Presentation | Meeting Recording and Q&A Chat transcript (July 29 [coming soon] and July 30)

The BPDA and Boston Transportation Department (BTD) hosted a virtual public meeting to kick off the PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Transportation Plan. The meeting included a presentation followed by Q&A and comments. The purpose of the presentation was to:

  • Describe the connection between this effort and the 2016 PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue plan
  • Share what we have found out so far with our existing conditions transportation analysis
  • Hear from you about what is most important to consider as we look at the future transportation network

Further details on our existing conditions transportation analysis can be found in the Existing Conditions Report. Participants were able to review and comment on the existing conditions presented. There were no new recommendations presented or decisions made. Please click here to view recordings of the virtual meetings. Additionally, you can view a PDF of the presentation and view the Existing Conditions Report.

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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 PLAN: South Boston Dorchester Avenue Transportation Plan team.

To submit a comment in a language besides English, please email [email protected].
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