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Forest Hills Improvement Initiative Beginning in October 2006, a working group of area residents led the Forest Hills Impr...
<ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project <...
Consensus Participants in Forest Hills Task Force Community Organizations City Agencies: Office of Neighborhood Services G...
<ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project <...
History of Community Planning Process <ul><li>Ten meetings held between 2006 and 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Several hundred c...
Guiding Principles Goals & Outcomes: A community vision for the Forest Hills station area that guides and promotes The bes...
<ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project <...
Arborway Yards Not included in this presentation Fitzgerald Parking Lot MBTA Parcel S Parking Lot MBTA Parcel W MBTA Parce...
Fitzgerald Parking Lot A mix of residential, retail, commercial and community space. Proposed Housing: 135 Units 2.31 Acre...
 
MBTA Parcel S (Parking Lot) A mix of commercial, office, institutional, retail, community uses, and commuter parking. 3.16...
 
MBTA Parcels U, V, & W
MBTA Parcel U Hyde Park Avenue &  Ukraine Way A mix of residential, retail, and  community uses. Proposed Housing: 120 Uni...
 
MBTA Parcels V & W Information current as of February 1, 2010 Parcel W:  WCI is in negotiations with a national grocer cha...
MBTA Parcel W 1.34 Acres 58,541 SF
MBTA Parcel V 0.53 Acres 22,975 SF
 
<ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project <...
Community Vision <ul><li>Vibrant Mixed Use District </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Traffic Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Communit...
Community Vision <ul><li>Improvements will increase the number and range of local retail and service businesses and commun...
Community Vision <ul><li>#2: Improved Traffic Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and smooth flow, reduced car dependency </li...
Community Vision <ul><li>#3: Community Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering spaces for the public, public market </li><...
Community Vision <ul><li>#4: Green/Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Model of best practices; reduce building and ...
Community Vision <ul><li>#5: Green Space Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Improved access to area assets </li></ul>
<ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project <...
How You Can Get Involved: <ul><li>Ask the BRA & City to appoint a district-wide Community Advisory Committee to provide co...
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Forest Hills Initiative Presentation Revised Version

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Forest Hills Initiative Presentation Revised Version

  1. 1. Forest Hills Improvement Initiative Beginning in October 2006, a working group of area residents led the Forest Hills Improvement Initiative and guided the City of Boston and the MBTA’s planning efforts. The vision and principles came from community feedback provided over the course of 10 community meetings between 2006 and 2008.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project </li></ul><ul><li>Community Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>The Road Ahead
  3. 3. Consensus Participants in Forest Hills Task Force Community Organizations City Agencies: Office of Neighborhood Services Greater Forest Hills Area Task Force Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Boston Redevelopment Authority Boston Transportation Department Boston Parks and Recreation Department Department of Conservation and Recreation Community Residents Area Businesses
  4. 4. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project </li></ul><ul><li>Community Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>The Road Ahead
  5. 5. History of Community Planning Process <ul><li>Ten meetings held between 2006 and 2008. </li></ul><ul><li>Several hundred community residents participated in process </li></ul><ul><li>Meetings were interactive in nature and employed a mix of presentations, breakout groups, and discussion summations. </li></ul><ul><li>Findings were summarized at end of each meeting and used to build </li></ul><ul><li>upon subsequent meetings. </li></ul><ul><li>BRA utilized input to develop final “Community Vision.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Guiding Principles Goals & Outcomes: A community vision for the Forest Hills station area that guides and promotes The best possible residential and business growth, and open space preservation .
  7. 7. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project </li></ul><ul><li>Community Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>The Road Ahead
  8. 8. Arborway Yards Not included in this presentation Fitzgerald Parking Lot MBTA Parcel S Parking Lot MBTA Parcel W MBTA Parcel V MBTA Parcel U Map of Study Area
  9. 9. Fitzgerald Parking Lot A mix of residential, retail, commercial and community space. Proposed Housing: 135 Units 2.31 Acres 100,477 Sq. Ft.
  10. 11. MBTA Parcel S (Parking Lot) A mix of commercial, office, institutional, retail, community uses, and commuter parking. 3.16 Acres 137,662 Sq. Ft.
  11. 13. MBTA Parcels U, V, & W
  12. 14. MBTA Parcel U Hyde Park Avenue & Ukraine Way A mix of residential, retail, and community uses. Proposed Housing: 120 Units 2.82 Acres 122,799 Sq. Ft.
  13. 16. MBTA Parcels V & W Information current as of February 1, 2010 Parcel W: WCI is in negotiations with a national grocer chain to possibly open up a store that will occupy approximately 8,000 – 10.000 square feet of space. Retail Uses WCI is actively exploring incorporating a number of green and sustainable building elements into the project. WCI has engaged the services of a traffic consultant who worked with the BRA during the community planning process. Additional Comments Provide space for local commercial businesses to support area community needs and as an anchor use for district. Commercial Uses Current plans by developer do not call for housing although this is subject to change. Residential Uses WCI Corp. has been designated developer. Filed project forms with BRA in December 2009. Disposition Status 22,975 SF / 0.53 Acres 58,541 SF / 1.34 Acres Parcel V Parcel W
  14. 17. MBTA Parcel W 1.34 Acres 58,541 SF
  15. 18. MBTA Parcel V 0.53 Acres 22,975 SF
  16. 20. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project </li></ul><ul><li>Community Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>The Road Ahead
  17. 21. Community Vision <ul><li>Vibrant Mixed Use District </li></ul><ul><li>Improved Traffic Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Community Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Green/Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Green Space Assets </li></ul>The Forest Hills Coalition developed a “Community Vision” that incorporated the following elements:
  18. 22. Community Vision <ul><li>Improvements will increase the number and range of local retail and service businesses and community uses for area residents while recognizing area commuters also contribute to local businesses. </li></ul><ul><li>New residential development should add to the existing mix of rental and ownership housing in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>Affordable rental and ownership housing, services and programs for the elderly, and facilities and programs for youth are particularly important. </li></ul><ul><li>50% of new housing on public land and 30% on private land be permanently affordable. </li></ul><ul><li>Priority to locally-based businesses that strengthen, and not displace, current businesses. </li></ul>#1: Vibrant Mixed Use District
  19. 23. Community Vision <ul><li>#2: Improved Traffic Patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Safe and smooth flow, reduced car dependency </li></ul><ul><li>Pedestrian / Bicycle improvement </li></ul>
  20. 24. Community Vision <ul><li>#3: Community Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Gathering spaces for the public, public market </li></ul><ul><li>Services / businesses / facilities for elderly and youth </li></ul><ul><li>Local ownership and diversity </li></ul>
  21. 25. Community Vision <ul><li>#4: Green/Sustainable Development </li></ul><ul><li>Model of best practices; reduce building and transportation energy use and CO ² pollution / emissions. </li></ul>
  22. 26. Community Vision <ul><li>#5: Green Space Assets </li></ul><ul><li>Improved access to area assets </li></ul>
  23. 27. <ul><li>Participants </li></ul><ul><li>History of Community Planning Process </li></ul><ul><li>Scope of Proposed Project </li></ul><ul><li>Community Vision </li></ul><ul><li>Next Steps </li></ul>The Road Ahead
  24. 28. How You Can Get Involved: <ul><li>Ask the BRA & City to appoint a district-wide Community Advisory Committee to provide community input on all of the parcels . Contact Ines Palmarin at the BRA:(617)-918-4434. </li></ul><ul><li>Join our efforts to keep neighbors informed and engaged. Contact Kyle Robidoux to stay appraised of upcoming activities: Kyle Robidoux at JPNDC: (617) 522-2424 x279. </li></ul>

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