Over 530 residential units approved at November BPDA board meeting By Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美 2016/11/22 Real EstateApprovals included housing for chronically or formerly homeless individuals over age 55 and affordable senior housing in DorchesterBOSTON – The Boston Planning & Development Agency’s (BPDA) board of directors approved 11 development projects at the Nov. 17 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.Affordable senior housing moves forward with 16 Ronald Street project approvalTotal Project Cost: $17,600,000