The Big Dig, The Big Inconvenience, The Big Mess, The Big Change, The Big Opportunity???
Boston and its Expressway have been a major factor in every Bostonian’s life for as long as they’ve lived in the area.
After all the turmoil, road changes, infighting, scandals, route changes, and collapsing components, what is perhaps one of the most noted aspects of the largest construction project in this nation’s history is turning a new chapter.
Mayor Tom Menino has announced that the city of Boston is in the process of developing zoning guidelines around the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
The Mayor has commissioned a study to create a Greenway district, and is asking consultants who wish to work on the Greenway project to propose detailed guidelines designed to protect the public investment which created the Greenway.
According to the Boston Business Journal the study will “develop urban design and planning principles for a new Greenway District and will examine development opportunities, identify and define height, density, and use guidelines and develop scenarios for future development in the area. The study will include an assessment of the impacts of density and height on the Rose Kennedy Greenway as well as the adjoining districts/neighborhoods.”
Menino is asking consultants to respond to a request for proposals by October 20th. The fee for the RFP is $150. The study is expected to last approximately 7 months, once the consultant contract is awarded.
Just think, forever more the designer of the Greenway District will be linked with Rose Kennedy and the city of Boston. A civic vision, in keeping with the legendary “Emerald Necklace.” Following in the footsteps of Olmsted and others…this is a unique opportunity to cast an important footprint in Boston’s future.
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