Author: Boston Redevelopment Authority
Title: The leather district: a revitalization plan
Subject (keywords, tags): Central Business District, Boston (Mass.); Community development; Growth Policy
...a growth policy report built on the objectives which the city has for the downtown, including economic growth, neighborhood preservation and balanced development for this 9 block area of 19th century brick warehouses located between Dewey Square and Chinatown's Kneeland Street and adjacent to a number of the city's major proposed development projects such as South Station, New Essex Street, Downtown Crossing and Lafayette Place; it recommends the retention and re-use of buildings for primarily office and light manufacturing purposes; mixed residential/commercial use is recommended as a vehicle to preserve those smaller buildings of lower commercial value meet some of the needs of the contiguous Chinese community; new office development is to be encouraged in appropriate redevelopment sites; issues discussed include land use, Chinese community development needs, historic preservation, traffic and parking and upgrading city services and infrastructure; copies of this item were in the BRA collection..
Contributor: Boston Public Library
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