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BRA Board Gives Nod to Harrison-Albany Corridor Plan

The board unanimously supported the recommended changes from the plan Thursday.

Major zoning changes, intended to bolster development on the east side of the South End, came one step closer to becoming a reality Thursday night.

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Board unanimously approved the changes, , sending them to the Boston Zoning Commission for final say in January.

The changes, which would allow increased building heights in the area, among other steps to promote development, are technically amendments to the city’s Zoning Code.

The Harrison-Albany Corridor plan, which directed these proposed changes, was crafted by a group of residents and business and property owners over the last two-and-a-half years. In addition to allowing increased building heights, the plan recommends a number of other changes, such as ones aimed at improving roadways and pedestrian access.

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The BRA Board, which was already informed on the issue, heard a short synopsis of the proposed amendments Thursday before passing the item with no discussion. In all, the issue was addressed for about two minutes at the meeting.

South End Resident December 19, 2011 at 08:11 PM
Does not surprise me that the BRA passed the item with no discussion. Why would they consider resident feedback expressing concern over increasing building heights to 150 feet within residential neighborhoods? Does not matter to them.

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