Boston Planning & Development Agency
November 18, 2016
The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) board of directors approved 11 development projects at last night’s meeting. In total, the projects represent a combined investment of $295 million and will generate over 650 construction jobs.
In addition to the approval of these 11 development projects, the BPDA board also voted to adopt and implement an executive order of Mayor Martin J. Walsh which promotes equity in public procurement. With an understanding of racial and economic disparities in Boston, the executive order sets spending goals for minority- and women-owned businesses competing for contracts in construction, architecture, engineering, and professional services. In addition, the executive order ensures training and assistance to minority- and women-owned enterprises to encourage successful bidding and performance on City contracting.
Below are summaries of the newly approved projects. The full board agenda and archived video stream can be found here.