The Fenway’s Urban Village Plan is the residents’ vision for the Fenway neighborhood’s growth into the 21st century. We envision building a smart-growth, transit-oriented residential neighborhood in the heart of the city of Boston that welcomes to the broadest spectrum of residents.
The Urban Village Plan for the Fenway was first introduced in 1992 and was updated in 2007, 2009, and 2015. Fenway CDC aims to be a catalyst and a partner in the transformation of the Fenway neighborhood into an “urban village” in the narrow modern definition of the planning term: an environment that is self-sustainable – where people can live, work, shop, and entertain in a single urban area.
The Plan consists of the following five elements:
1. A sufficient and varied housing supply
2. Access to public transportation and reduced vehicle traffic
3. Community-building facilities such as a community center
4. A healthy business community serving local residents and visitors while providing employment opportunities
5. Open space and a responsible level of impact upon the environment
Click here to download the latest Fenway’s Urban Village Plan:
(released on May 20, 2015)
Click here to see the Urban Village Plan Report Card.