Monday, April 8, 2013
The association is dismayed with in certain aspects of Boston Redevelopment Authority’s guidelines for the area, specifically regarding the inclusion of areas where buildings could be built higher than regulation.
After months of planning, the Boston Redevelopment Authority released guidelines informed by neighbors about the future of the South Huntington Corridor at the end of March. Not two weeks later, a prominent Jamaica Plain neighborhood group publicly voiced its disappointment in them. The Jamaica Pond Association said in a letter from chair Jack Fay Jr. to the BRA April 5, the association is “dismayed in a few specific but critical aspects of the current draft product.” The association takes umbrage with four “special height zone” areas along the corridor – which runs the length of South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain. In these areas, the BRA recommends that buildings could be built higher than what is currently known as regulation. The …
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Boston Redevelopment Authority released guidelines for future building along South Huntington Avenue in Jamaica Plain.
With former Home for Little Wanderers site and the Goddard House hitting the market, the South Huntington Corridor has been the subject of much discussion lately. A city agency released development guidelines for the area this week, in the process identifying four places along the major Jamaica Plain corridor where buildings could be taller than what is allowed for by current standards. The Boston Redevelopment Authority, with months worth of input from neighbors, published the South Huntington Avenue Framework for Future Development Review. The extensive document draws conclusions on how high and wide buildings in the corridor should be built and how they might change the scope of the area. Most notably, the guidelines provide four areas …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Boston Redevelopment Authority has been assessing the changing nature of South Huntington Avenue since last year.
A city planning agency is set to release a first draft of its future plans for the South Huntington Corridor. The Boston Redevelopment Authority will publish the South Huntington Avenue Corridor Study’s draft guidelines early next week, according to the BRA spokeswoman Melina Schuler on Friday, March 22. The guidelines come at the end of four months of public discussions about the area, which could see large scale development changes in the future, including a condominium build-out of the former Home for Little Wanderers site at 161 S. Huntington Ave. “The objective of the South Huntington Avenue Corridor Study is to establish a corridor vision, which will inform a set of development guidelines to shape the future corridor feel and …
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The board responsible for the property is hopeful a buyer will not tear down the 86-year-old building.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
A viral meme pits the city streets of New York City against Boston and features much of Jamaica Plain.
Even Bostonians will tell you the streets of Boston are confusing. That confusion was exploited recently in a viral meme which features birds-eye-views of New York City and Boston. New York’s streets are arranged in symmetrical grid-like fashion, and Boston’s are, well, not. That fact is well established, and the meme makes hilarious light of this by way of a profanity. However, if you look closely at the lower-left corner, Jamaica Plain takes up much of the area in the “Boston” portion of the meme. The area depicts the South Huntington Corridor, an area of JP that the state has set its sights on for redesign. Are the streets of Boston - especially Jamaica Plain - really that much more confusing than the streets of New York City? (Try …