The building was finished in 2017. But when the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) reviewed the completed project, it discovered the developer had sold the units that had been designated for affordable housing at market rates.
Big local corps quiet about huge profits to come from Repub tax scheme… except GE
An interesting WBUR article, “Largest Mass. Companies ...
This name-changing charade is insulting, and only possible because so many residents either don’t know—or don’t give a damn—about how Boston is the last major metropolis in America with an urban renewal agency.
The terms of the essentially secret deal that led to this situation—brokered by high public officials and GE leadership with no public oversight whatsoever—are already being violated.
General Electric brass, pols celebrate government giveaway while public opposition grows
If this story was about something salacious, and not a parking garage, then maybe more Bostonians would care about getting jerked out of millions
Do we need the BRA or urban renewal for the city to reap the benefits of large-scale, complex development projects?
CDCs have total control of who they put on their teams. In exercising this freedom, MPCDC and the BHA have chosen exclusion, and they’re not the exception.
Hundreds of Allston residents fought in the streets to save their neighborhood. Now, after a series of land swaps, Harvard’s ivy vines are creeping in again. This is for those who fought, and who fight, for their homes.
Despite a resounding “no” from the people of Boston, development remains a top-down process guided by the city’s elite