BPDA Board approves $86.6 million in development projects at April meeting

Boston Planning and Development Agency
April 14, 2017

The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) board of directors approved two new development projects and one Notice of Project Change (NPC) at the monthly board meeting. The developments represent $86.6 million dollars in combined investments and are estimated to yield 134 construction jobs.

In addition to the approval of these development projects, the board also approved the following requests:

To disburse $44,515 to 10 community-based organizations that provide a variety of services to residents in neighborhoods surrounding the Prudential Center. The funds will be disbursed from the Prudential Center Community Benefits fund maintained by the BPDA.

To enter into a Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) with the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley to align Mayor Walsh’s Office of Financial Empowerment’s (OFE) Citywide Credit Building Program with potential community partners, to be determined.

To accept $500,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) to fund the installation of a water transportation dock and associated improvements at Lovejoy Wharf.

To move forward with performance and design services at the China Trade Center in order to meet code and regulatory compliance, preparing for future tenants, including Boston Public Library services for the Chinatown community.

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