Just before the holiday weekend, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) released a draft of East Boston Tomorrow, the full draft report of the PLAN: East Boston document, which is now available for residents to review. This document is the culmination of years of community engagement and public processes and includes proposed changes to East Boston’s zoning article (Article 53) and new capital improvements to public space, including near-and long-term improvements to the neighborhood’s transportation network.
The current document contains 88 pages covering all of East Boston’s neighborhoods from Orient Heights to Jeffries Point. Ambitious in its scope, the draft document is likely to generate much debate about the future and will include discussions about housing, open space, industrial uses along the waterfront, climate resilience, alternative modes of transportation and much, much more.
Some of that discussion no doubt will emerge in the next community meeting, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 12.