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BRA selects consultant for Fairmount transit line iniatitive

Posted by Patrick Rosso  May 18, 2012 11:12 AM

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The Boston Redevelopment Authority has selected a consultant team that will work with the BRA and the community on the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative.

The Cecil Group, based in South Boston, will work with the city agency on short- and long-term plans for improving job access and capital investments along the transit line that cuts through Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park.

The 9.2 mile Fairmount Line is part of the MBTA’s commuter rail system and runs from South Station to the Readville section of Hyde Park.

In addition to its work shaping strategies for the line, the Cecil Group will also help identify two additional “crossroad” locations to focus the study and identify corridor-wide opportunities for commercial and residential development surrounding transit access, public realm enhancement, and community building initiatives.

According to the BRA, the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative is the BRA’s largest planning study to date and has the potential to impact nearly 190,000 residents that live within a half-mile of the line.

The planning initiative officially kicked off February in Dorchester. To read about the kick-off, click here.

To read more about the BRA’s initiative, click here.

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