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d. Open or Unimproved
Land Not Included in
3a, b, or c above






















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E. CONTEMPLATED TREATMENT




ITEM


TOTAL NUMBER


NUMBER TO BE
CLEARED


NUMBER
DESIGNATED FOR
REHABILITATION


NUMBER TO BE

RETAINED

WITHOUT

TREATMENT


NUMBER

FOR WHICH

TREATMENT NOT

YET DETERMINED




1. Area fin Acres) of Parcels With
Buildings


65.1


26.2








38.9




2. All Buildings


652


360





-


292




a. Residential Buildings


U63


283


-


-





* 180




b. Nonresidential Buildings


189


77


-


-





112




8. All Dwelling Units


1061


632








1+29




-* a. In Buildings With Deticienclei


1050


62k


«





k26




b. In Standard Buildings


11


8








3



-





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H-6120 (11-63)






DATA ON CLEARANCE AREA, OR CLEARANCE SECTIONS OF PROJECT AREA




1


F. PRESENT CHARACTER, CONDITION OF BUILDINGS, AND PROPOSED LAND USES

(Areas shall be shown to nearest tenth of an acre. Meanings of terns are identical with those in Urban Renewal
Manual, Ch. 3-2; material in Ch. 3-1 under the heading "Building Deficiencies" ; and criteria in Ch. 10-1 for
"Clearance and Redevelopment")






ITEM


ACREAGE


CONDITION OF BUILDINGS


ACREAGE
BY

PROPOSED
LAND
USES






TOTAL


BY PRESENT CHARACTER


BY PROPOSED
ACOU I S IT 1 ON


TOTAL

BUI LD-

INGS


NUMBER
WITH
DEFI-
CIENCIES


NUMBER
STRUC-
TURALLY

SUB-
STAND-
ARD RE-
QUIRING
CLEAR-
ANCE


NUMBER
WARRANT-
ING
CLEAR-
ANCE TO
REMOVE
BLIGHT-
ING in-
fluence:






IMPROVED


UN 1 M-
PROVED






WITH
BUI LD-
INGS OR
5TREETS


WITH
OTHER

IM-
PROVE-
MENTS


TO BE

AC-
QUIRED


NOT TO
BE AC-
QUIRED






TOTAL


57.3


36.1


1.5


19.7


57.3


„,_


364


337


298


57


__






1. Streets, Alleys, Public
Rights- of- Way, Total


9.4


8.7




•7


9.4




: ,i!I I


— —






a. Major Transportation














^mmmmm




















(1) With Federal
Highway Aid












^i-' : !:| :: V : =:1"=::^%^ :j =:t=4:i:


__






(2) Without Federal
Highway Aid




















__






b. Other Streets, Al leys,
Public Rights-of-Way


9.*


8.7




•7


9.4


MM










_„






2. Residential, Total


31.1


l6.2


.5


14.4


31.1


MM


287


275


246


32


__






a. Dwelling Purposes


25.4


11.5


.1


13-8


25.4


MM


265


260


236


28


__




to. )


b. Related Public or
Semipublic Purposes


5.T


4.7


.4


.6


5.7


MM


22


15


10


4


_ =






3. Nonresidential, Total


16.8


11.2


1.0


4.6


16.8


;:


77


62


52


25


-_






a. Conmercial


6.8


5.9




.9


i 6.8


.. „


47


36


30


17


__






b. Industrial


5.9


4.6


.4


.9


5.9




27


24


21


6


__






c. Public or Semipublic
(Inst i tut ional)


4.1


\ .7


.6


2.8


4.1


;;


3


2


1


2


- .






d. Open or Unimproved
Land Not Included in
3a, b, or c above


—..






__


__












:::::::::::::::::




















G. CONTEMPLATED TREATMENT






ITEM


TOTAL NUMBER


NUMBER TO BE
CLEARED


NUMBER
DESIGNATED FOR
REHABILITATION


NUMBER TO BE

RETAINED

WITHOUT

TREATMENT


NUMBER

FOR WHICH

TREATMENT NOT

YET DETERMINED






1. Area (in Acres) of Parcels With
Bui Id ings


27.4


27.4


__


-._









2. All Buildings


364


364


__












a. Residential Buildings


287


287


__


__









b. Nonresidential Buildings


77


77


_-.


__


-




t )


3. All Dwelling Units


632


632


mmm


— _


_„






a. In Buildings With Deficiencies


624


624


— w


— m


_ —






b. In Standard Buildings


8


8


__


__


_-







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H-6120 (11-63)




DATA ON CONSERVATION AREA, OR CONSERVATION SECTIONS OF PROJECT AREA




H. PRESENT CHARACTER. CONDITION OF BUILDINGS, AND PROPOSED LAND USES

(Areas shall be shown to nearest tenth of an acre. Meanings of terms are identical mith those in Urban Rcneual
Manual, Ch. 3-7; material in Ch. 3-1 under the heading "Building Deficiencies" ; and criteria in Ch. 10-1 for
"Clearance and Redevelopment" )






ACREAGE


CONDITION OF BUILDINGS


ACREAGE

BY
PROPOSED

LAND

USES


4


TOTAL


Br PRESENT CHARACTER


BY PROPOSED
ACQUISITION


TOTAL
BU 1 LD-
INGS


NUMBER
WITH
DEFI-
CIENCIES


NUMBER
STRUC-
TURALLY

SUB-
STAND-
ARD RE-
QUIR ING
CLEAR-
ANCE


NUMBER
WARRANT-
ING

CLEAR-
ANCE TO

REMOVE
BL IGHT-

ING IN-
FLUENCES






IMPROVED


UNIM-
PROVED




ITEM


WITH
BUI LO-
NGS OR
TREETS


WITH
OTHER

IM-
PROVE-
MENTS


TO BE

AC-
QUIRED


NOT TO
BE AC-
QU IRED




TOTAL


'7i.9


6k. 1


1.3


6.5"


-


71.9


288


263


30


-


-




1. Street*, Alleys, Public
Rights-of-Way, Total


28.2


26. k




1.8


_


28.2










_






:::::. : :::::::::::|::::: :::::|:::::




a. Major Transportation


l.k


l.k




_


_


l.k


:;;;;;;;;;;;!:;; ;;;;;:!.' ' ' • i










"




(1) With Federal
Highway Aid


M&M\ : '












• ■■•■ •;;■■■ . . . •: ,■ .1













1 i :..: -




(2) Without Federal
Highway Aid


















b. Other Streets, Alleys,
Public Rights-of-Way


26.8


25.0




1.8




26.8


I:::::::::::::::


::::::::::::::::{ :::: : :™:::;!::::::::::^::














-




2. Residential, Total


26.0


21.7


.k •


3.9




26.0


176


168


17








a. Dwelling Purposes


IS. 2


9.8




3.1+




13.2


lk6


Ikk


16


_


~




b. Related Public or
Semipublic Purposes


12.8


11.9


.k


.5




12.8


30


2k


1






4


6. Nonresidential, Total


17.7


16.6


.9


.8




17.7


112


95


13








a. Commercial


11.2


Q.8


.6


.8




11.2


87


78


7








b. Industrial


b-7


h.f.


.1






k.7


19


11


6








c. Public or Semipublic
(Inst itut ional)


1.8


1,6


,2






1.8


6


6










d. Open or Unimproved
Land Not Included in
3a, b, or c above


-






-


-


















: " : ' : | ;: - : .H' : '














1. CONTEMPLATED TREATMENT




1 TEM


TOTAL NUMBER


NUMBER TO BE
CLEARED


NUMBER
DESIGNATED FOR
REHABILITATION


NUMBER TO BE

RETAINED

WITHOUT

TREATMENT


NUMBER

FOR WHICH

TREATMENT NOT

YET DETERMINED




1. Area (in Acres) of Parcels With
Bui ldings


37.7


. -


-


-


37.7




2. All Buildings


288


-


>


-


288




a. Residential Buildings


176


-


-


-


176




b. Nonresidential Buildings


112


-


-


-


112 ■




3. All Dwelling Units


U29


-


-


-


U29




^ a. In Buildings With Deficiencies


1*26


-


-


-


426


1


b. In Standard Buildings


3


-


-


-


3



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APPLICATION FOR BINDER NO.

EARLY LAND ACQUISITION LOAN
PROJECT NO. MASS. R-

Campus High School Urban Renewal Project SUBMISSION DATE
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston., Massachusetts



PROJECT AREA REPORT: Statement of Basis CODE NO. E-212(3)(b)

for Project Area
Data, Form H-6120

Between the fall of 1959 and the spring of 1966, employees, first
of the Boston City Planning Board and later of both the City of
Boston Building and Health Departments and the Boston Redevelop-
ment Authority, carried out a series of surveys and studies with
respect to the present character and condition of the Campus High
School Urban Renewal Area.

These surveys and studies included, among other things, the in-
vestigation and analysis of existing land use, building and dwell-
ing unit conditions, environmental conditions, and social and
economic characteristics. From these data, Map 1: Existing Land
Use, and Map 2: Building Deficiencies and Proposed Treatment
Areas, were prepared.

Sources of survey and study data include the U. S. Census of Popu-
lation and the U. S. Census of Housing of i960 and previous cen-
sus periods, the Sanborn Atlas, the Bromley Atlas, records of the
Assessing, Building, Real Property, Parks and Recreation, Health,
Fire, Police, Traffic, and Public Works Departments of the City
of Boston, records of public and private health, welfare and
group work agencies, and actual field surveys made by and for the
Boston Redevelopment Authority.

In order to qualify for Title I assistance under the Housing Act
of 19^-9, as amended, at least 20 percent of the buildings in an
urban renewal area must contain one or more building deficiencies.
According to Chapter 3-1 of the Urban Renewal Manual, a building
deficiency is identified as, among other things, a deteriorating
condition because of a defect not correctable by normal mainten-
ance.

Eligibility in terms of building deficiencies was established for
the Campus High School Project Area by means of an exterior survey
of all buildings undertaken during the summer of 1964 and subse-
quently updated in the spring of 1966. Each building was classi-
fied as satisfactory, having minor or extensive defects, or having
major defects. Any building which was not identified as satis-
factory was considered to be deficient.

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In determining structural condition, the following criteria were
used.

A. Major Deficiencies

1. Foundation rotted, sinking or deteriorated.

2. Walls out of plumb or horizontal alignment.

3. Roof sagging or unsound.

B. Minor Deficiencies

1. Structure in need of paint.

2. Siding loose, missing or deteriorated.

3. Structure in need of pointing.

4. Roof material or flashing loose or missing.

5. Chimney needs pointing, replacement.

6. Gutters, downspouts deteriorated, missing.

7. Stairs loose, deteriorated, sinking, missing.

8. Porches sinking, floors and railings deteriorated
or missing.

9. Doors broken, loose, deteriorated.

10. Window frames, sashes deteriorated or missing,
broken glass.

11. Fire escapes broken, rusted or loose.

A building was considered to be deficient if it contained one or
more major deficiencies or two or more minor deficiencies.

Based on the 100 percent exterior survey of the project area,
600 buildings (§2.0$) were found to be deficient. The project
area thus is clearly eligible for Title I assistance.

Since the exterior building condition survey so clearly and
obviously indicates that deficiencies exist to a. degree and ex-
tent that public action is necessary to prevent the spread and
deterioration and blight, interior condition surveys have not
been undertaken. However, sample interior inspections of build-
ings in the project area, have been made by the City of Boston
Building Department and correlate the findings of the Redevelop-
ment Authority exterior surveys.



Mass. R- / E-212(3)(b) 2 of 2



APPLICATION FOR BINDER NO.

EARLY LAND ACQUISITION LOAN
PROJECT NO. Mass. R-

Campus High School Urban Renewal Area SUBMISSION DATE;

Boston Redevelopment Authority-
Boston, Massachusetts



PROJECT AREA REPORT Assignment of Residential CODE NO. E-212(3)(c)

Character



Based on a detailed land use survey of the project area, 57.1 acres or 62.3
percent of the land, exclusive of land used for streets, alleys or public
rights-of-way, is devoted to residential and related uses. Of this area,
38.8 acres are improved parcels and I8.3 acres unimproved parcels residential
in character because of their location among improved residential parcels.
Over 85 percent of these parcels formerly contained residential structures which
subsequently have been demolished. The existing residential character and
zoning of the area make this area appropriate for continued residential use.

Of the 57.1 acres classified as residential, 38.6 acres are devoted directly
to dwelling purposes and 18.5 acres are devoted to related public or semi-
public purposes, including a public housing project, four public elementary
schools and other public facilities, two playgrounds, and churches and other
community facilities which directly serve and support dwelling facilities in
the residential neighborhood of the project area.



Mass. R- / E-212(3)(c) 1 of 1



APPLICATION FOR

EARLY LAND ACQUISITION LOAN

PROJECT NO. MASS. R-



BINDER NO.



Campus High School Renewal Area
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston, Massachusetts



SUBMISSION DATE



PROJECT AREA REPORT:



Distribution of
Deficiencies



CODE NO. E-212(3)(d)



Not applicable. No sizable area of the project fails to meet
the "Distribution of Deficiencies" test.



Mass. R- / E-212(3)(d)



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APPLICATION FOR BINDER NO.

EARLY LAND ACQUISITION LOAN
PROJECT NO. MASS. R-

Campus High School Urban Renewal Area SUBMISSION DATE:
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston, Massachusetts



PROJECT AREA REPORT: Nonresidential CODE NO. E-212(4)

Exception Project



Not applicable. This project qualifies under Category I as a
predominantly residential project.



Mass. R- / E-212(4) 1 of 1



APPLICATION FOR

EARLY LAND ACQUISITION LOAN

PROJECT NO. MASS. R-



BINDER NO.



Campus High School Urban Renewal Area
Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston, Massachusetts



SUBMISSION DATE:



PROJECT AREA REPORT:



Section 112
Qualifications



CODE NO. E-212(5)



No noncash local grant-in-aid credit under Section 112 of
Title I will be claimed at this time.

Additional information is not applicable.



Mass. R- / E-212(5)



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APPLICATION FOR BINDER NO.

FARLY LAND ACQUISITION LOAN
PROJECT NO. MASS. R-

Campus High School Urban Renewal Area SUBMISSION DATE:

Boston Redevelopment Authority
Boston, Massachusetts

PROJECT AREA REFORT: Clearance and Redevelopment CODE NO. E-212(6)
Proposals

The Campus High School Project Area is "built-up and meets the criteria set
forth in Chapter 10-1 of the Urban Renewal Manual with respect to conditions
warranting clearance.

Extent of Present Development

Seventy- ei-ght percent of the total project area -is built-up, as defined by
Chapter 3-2 of the Urban Renewal Manual. Sixty-six percent of the Early Land
clearance area is built up in accordance with the same definition.

More than 50 percent of the buildings, not including accessory out-buildings,
are structurally substandard to a degree requiring clearance and qualify the
area for Early Land clearance and redevelopment.

Extent of Clearance

Early Land clearance and redevelopment are proposed for 57. 3 acres or kh.S
percent of the total project area.

The clearance area contains 36k buildings, of which 8l.9 percent (298 buildings)
are structurally substandard to a degree requiring clearance, and a total of
10.7 percent (39 buildings) contain major and extensive minor deficiencies.
More than 50 percent of the buildings in the clearance area, consequently, are
structurally substandard requiring clearance.

In addition to the 8l.9 percent (298 buildings) which are structurally sub-
standard requiring clearance, 15.7 percent (57 buildings) warrant clearance
in order to remove the following blighting influences:

(l) Overcrowding of structures on the land, which constitutes a hazard to the
health and safety of the areas' residents: Throughout the area, lots
areas and widths, usable open space, and front, rear and side yard require-
ments are generally below zoning code standards. Residential buildings
frequently cover 60$ to 80$ of their lot areas, which exceeds that permitted
by the code and results in inadequate usable open space and space for off-
street parking. Some of these also are located on interior lots or
otherwise have restricted access, which is a definite safety hazard in
case of fire or other emergency.



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(2) Obsolete and deteriorating building types and buildings with extensive
minor defects which are unsuitable for improvement or conversion and -which
in turn adversely affect the practicability of rehabilitation of sur-
rounding areas: Many of these buildings were constructed more than sixty
years ago, and are now functionally obsolete. The type of construction,
general layout, and, for non- residential structures, the mechanical
equipment and loading and servicing arrangements lack adaptability to
contemporary requirements.

(3) Incompatible and detrimental non- residential land uses which have a
blighting influence on adjacent residential areas and which would prevent
a significantly hinder redevelopment for essential community facilities:
These non- residential uses generate truck traffic, noise, dirt, and
unsightliness which have contributed to the deterioration and spread of
blight in this area. Inadequate customer and employee parking, as well
as the lack of off-street loading facilities, also have had an adverse
effect.

(k) Inadequate and poorly designed streets (which are unsafe and constitute
a definite hazard to both pedestrians and vehicular traffic: Few streets
in the area have roadways wide enough for the traffic volumes they carry,
and there are a number of complex inter-sections. Cronic congestion
results in the tendency for motorists to use local streets to circumvent
problem locations along arterials. The proposed construction of the
Federally- aided Inner Belt and the Southwest Expressways will further
complicate the local traffic situation. Clearance of certain structures
is therefore necessary to provide new streets for improved traffic flow -
and for a frontage street system in connection with the proposed express-
ways.

(5) Obsolete and inadequate community facilities whose conditions are unsafe
or impair their usefulness to the community: These facilities include
two public elementary schools which are obsolete and in deteriorating
condition and have been recommended for abandoment. The Willi an Bacon
School, built in 1897, suffers from age and lack of maintenance: exterior
and interior walls and ceilings are cracked; deteriorating brickwork and
masonry in the basement permit water seepage; and upper floors show
evidence of leakage. The Asa Gray School was built in 1877 and is in
general disrepair: walks and ceilings show evidence of leakage; the
exterior needs repointing; lighting is substandard; and basement toilet
facilities are unsanitary.

An additional 2.k percent (9 buildings) are to be cleared in order to provide a
sviitable development parcel for needed community facilities. The inclusion of
these buildings is necessary for the comprehensive development of a site for
educational facilities in accordance with the objectives of the renewal plan.

The proposed clearance area has been selected to include the most severe and
concentrated conditions of deterioration and blight which are incompatible
with the achievement of the urban renewal objectives for the total project
area. In this area, decay, blight, improper land use, obsolescence, and over-
crowding of buildings are so widespread that any other treatment is infeasible.



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In addition to the Early Land clearance area, clearance and redevelopment also
y is proposed for another 22.2 acres, in conformity with the renewal objectives

of the Roxbury-North Dorchester GNRP (Mass. R-50) and the Campus High School
Survey and Planning Application. This area is proposed for acquisition and
clearance by the -Massachusetts Department of Public Works for the construction
of the Federally- aided Inner Belt (1-695) and Southwest Expressway (l~95).

Substandard Building Classification

The condition of structures in the Early Land clearance area as a whole was
determined by means of a detailed exterior survey of all buildings, undertaken
during the spring of 1966. For each building, the three major structural
elements and nine minor structural elements listed below were examined. The
results were recorded on a "Building Examination Schedule," and each element
was scored using a code of one (no deficiency or deterioration) to four
(deficiency or deterioration covering more than 50 percent of the area, length,
or unit).

A. Defects to Major Structural Elemen ts

1. Roof ; sags or is out of line

2. Outside Walls :

a. siding loose, missing or deteriorated
iv- b. out of plumb

c. out of line

3. Foundations (exterior):

a. surface loose, broken, or deteriorated

b. sinking or out of line

B. Defects to Minor Structural Elements

1. Windows : frames, sashes or glass broken, missing, loose, or
deteriorated

2. Roof Material : loose, missing or deteriorated

3. Chimney : deteriorated or out of plumb

k. Gutters and Downspouts : loose, missing or deteriorated

5. Cornices : loose, missing or deteriorated

6. Outside Walls : finish loose, missing or deteriorated

7. Front Exterior Stairs :

i

a. steps worn, broken or deteriorated

b. railings missing or broken



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8. Rear Exterior Stairs ;

a. steps worn, broken or deteriorated

b. railings missing or broken

9. Porches and Balconies :

a. flooring loose, missing or deteriorated

b. railings loose, missing or deteriorated

c. foundation or piers deteriorated or out of line or plumb

d. foundation or piers deteriorated or out of line



The survey was evaluated to determine which buildings are sound, deficient,
or structurally substandard to a degree requiring clearance.



A building was classified as sound if it did not contain any defects.

A building was determined to be deficient if it contained at least
one defect to a minor structural element.

A deficient building was considered to be substanda rd requiring
clearance if it contained (l) at least one defect to a major structural
element or (2) four or more defects to minor structural elements.



A defect was found to be present if the deterioration exceeded 25 percent of
the length, area, surface, or number of the items surveyed in a building.



Since the exterior building condition survey so clearly and obviously indi-
cates that the majority of the buildings in the project area are substandard
and that deficiencies exist to a degree and extent that public action is
necessary to prevent the spread and deterioration and blight, interior condi-
tion surveys have not been undertaken. However, sample interior inspections
of buildings in the project area have been made by the City of Boston Build-
ing Department and corroborate the findings of the Redevelopment Authority
exterior surveys.



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Form ftpjirovrrt
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HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE AGENCY
URBAN RENEWAL ADMINISTRATION



SUMMARY OF PROJECT DATA
(Urban Renewal Program)



PROJECT LOCALITT

Boston , Rir.sachunottfl.



PROJECT name

Campus High School



PROJECT NUMBER

Macs. R-



CONGRESSIONAL OlSTRICT IH WHICH
PROJECT AREA IS SITUATED 9th



INSTRUCTIONS: Place original and 2 copiet in Binder No. 1, and one copy tach in othtr hinder*.



A. CATEQ0RY OF PROJECT ELIGIBILITY (Cheek one; ,ee Urban IK-neval Wonuol, Chapter 3-7)



CATEGORY



PRESENT CHARACTER OF AREA



EXTENT OF PRESENT
DEVELOPMENT



PROPOSED REUSE



D3 i



Predominantly residential



Built up



Any



CD n



Predominantly residential



Predominant ly open land



Any



[J HI



Not predominantly residential



Built ap



Predominantly residential



[J iv



Not predominantly residential



Predominantly open land



Predominantly refldontlal



CD



y Nonresidential
Exception



Not predominantly, ,rooidcinUnl



Built up



Not predominantly residential



» Nonresidential
Exception



Not predominantly residential



n VII C°" e ' e ' UniYeralty,



or Hospital



Any



n virr College, University,
LJ V L* «' Hospital

i a: a *



Any



CDnc



CD*



T"~l XI ^ r - fi Redev •' ! so^,1 *



Exception



Not predominantly 'roo icJonilal



f "I tyt Area Redevelopment
LJ A " Exception



Not predominantly reitldantial



CD



Predominantly open land



Noti predominantly residential



Built up



Any



Predominantly, open land



Any



Open land



Predominantly residential



Open land



Not predominantly residential



Built up



Not predominantly, residential



Predominantly opes land



Not predominantly residential



I. TYPE 6t TREATMENT OF AREA

f1 CLEARANCE AREA .ONLY (Coaplttt Bloeks C, t, and C)

QJ CONSERVATION AREA ONLY (CaapUt* Bloeba C, H, and I)

fS OCMBXK&TICN 0? CLEARANCE AND CONSERVATION SECTIONS (Ctmplaia Bloti-t>tkr6vgh I)


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