Life Sciences Action Agenda

In an effort to support the industry’s built environment needs, while addressing concerns from the public in relation to the location and design of these developments, the Life Sciences Action Agenda provides transparency around how the BPDA will take a coordinated approach to guiding life sciences development.

In partnership with the public, sister City agencies, and the development community, the Life Sciences Action Agenda outlines how the BPDA will create clear avenues for development and predictability in the city’s urban fabric, while prioritizing the safety of Boston’s residents. The BPDA is committed to continuing to leverage new investment in this industry to support equitable economic opportunities for Boston residents to encourage job creation and the growth of a resilient economy, as well as prioritizing more housing options to support this growth.

Upcoming Engagement

Life Science Public Safety Public Meeting

Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 6:00 PM–8:00 PM

This is a public meeting in partnership with the Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC), Boston Fire Department, and Boston Emergency Medical Services to discuss the public safety protocols and regulatory responsibilities currently in place for the Boston Life Sciences industry.

The goal of this discussion is to give an overview of the industry and its role in the Boston economy, and to share in detail what the various protections and safeguards that are in place across various city agencies and with specialists in the field.

The meeting will take place in-person at 105 West 1st Street in South Boston. There is access to a paid parking lot and easy MBTA access from the Broadway MBTA Station.

Past Engagement

Life Science Design Guidelines Public Meeting

Tuesday, February 28, 2023 | 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

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Life Science Design Guidelines Public Meeting #2

Tuesday, March 14, 2023 | 6:00 PM–7:30 PM

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