Community Meeting to Fix the Fenway! Tuesday, March 19, 6-8pm at St. Cecila's Parish Hall, 18 Belvidere Street in the East Fens.
• What's wrong with the Fenway? High rents? Trash all over? Expanding Institutions? Lack of Community Space? Disability and Pedestrian Access? Whatever it is, let's fix it!
• The Fenway CDC is holding a community meeting for all Fenway residents and employees to talk about pressing neighborhood issues. We need your input to strategize about implementing a grassroots neighborhood vision to maintain the affordability and liveability of the Fenway.
• To RSVP or for more information, please contact Lilly Jacobson at 617-267-4637 x 16 or firstname.lastname@example.org
• If you need interpretation services into Spanish, Russian, or Mandarin, pelase let us know by Tuesday, March 12.
Urban Village Plan
The Urban Village Plan is Fenway CDC’s vision for the Fenway neighborhood’s growth into the 21st century. The core of that vision is a smart-growth, transit-oriented residential neighborhood in the heart of the City of Boston that is welcoming to the broadest spectrum of residents.
The Urban Village Plan for the Fenway was first introduced in 1992 and was updated in 2007. 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 vehicular traffic
- 3- community-building facilities such as a community center
- 4- a healthy business community serving local residents and visitors while providing employment opportunities, and
- 5- open space and a responsible level of impact upon the environment.
Click here for more information on the Urban Village Plan.
Urban Village Plan Report Card
Here is the Report Card of the Urban Village Plan. If you want more information about the Urban Village Plan, click here.
Click here to see the Urban Village Plan Report Card.
Urban Village Committee
The Urban Village Committee is the planning arm of Fenway CDC. Its members are community members who have graciously volunteered to monitor development projects in the neighborhood. The committee is structured to have one point person assigned to each major development project, and other UVC members in supporting roles. The UVC writes comment letters to the Boston Redevelopment Authority expressing community input on each development project.The Urban village committee chair reports to the Board of Fenway CDC all point person assignments, status of projects, comment letters, and details about public planning meetings.
The UVC is open to all community members interested in planning and development in the Fenway—no planning experience or knowledge necessary! Urban Village Committee meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6-8pm at Fenway CDC office, 70 Burbank Street, lower level. Please contact Lilly Jacobson, The Community Planning Associate if you would like to participate: email@example.com. (617)267-4637 x16
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