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Housing Urban Design Workshop

The Housing Urban Design Workshop aimed to stimulate discussion, encouraging public officials and the public to be inspired by individual proposals and by the way in which aggregation of a new residential development might begin to contribute to a new mixed-use neighborhood. The overall goal of this workshop was to promote more expansive and innovative thinking about urban workforce housing. The site focuses on the Dorchester Avenue corridor between the Broadway and Andrews MBTA Red Line stops. This area, identified as one of two of the mayor’s housing development “priority zones,” is characterized by light industrial uses, auto-dependent businesses, and underused parcels. Four design teams each proposed innovative workforce housing on adjacent parcels.

This three-day workshop included two public presentations: The first, on Monday, March 30, provided an overview of the workshop objectives as well as a panel discussion with national housing experts. The second, on Thursday, April 2, presented workshop results by the four participating teams.

BSA Workforce Housing Challenge

Mon, March 30, 2015