Boston to redevelop 11 vacant acres into mixed-use neighborhood with EPA help

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh joined Jackson Square Partners, a collaboration led by Urban Edge and the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corporation (JPNDC), to announce three significant milestones achieved in the Jackson Square Redevelopment Master Plan.

The milestones mark the final phases of development that will add 37 affordable units to the city’s housing market, the start of construction on a separate residential development that will create 39 new affordable units for families, and the beginning of a land remediation process for a nearby recreation center.

The Jackson Square Redevelopment Initiative is a master plan designed to transform 11 acres of vacant lots into a vibrant, mixed-use, environmentally sustainable, transit-oriented community. The revitalization will be made possible through the help of a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

I am proud that the City of Boston has invested funding into the redevelopment of these once vacant and underutilized public and private parcels,” said Mayor Walsh.

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