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Residents, stakeholders sought to fill Mattapan specific Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative advisory group

Posted by Patrick Rosso  May 21, 2013 05:39 PM

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As the Boston Redevelopment Authority continues with its Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative it will take a special look at the area surrounding the planned Blue Hill Avenue/Cummins Valley Commuter Rail Station in Mattapan.

Recommendations specific to the community to boost commercial and residential development, create a more conducive streetscape, and add public realm improvements will be developed during the process.

“There is a lot of potential in the area,” said Jeremy Rosenberger, the lead planner on the project for the BRA. “We will look at ways to improve the quality of life for those that live and work in the area.”

The Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative is a two-year study being conducted by the BRA to generate ways to increase development and access opportunities along the 9.2-mile rail line.

The BRA will form a Working Advisory Group, made up of residents and stakeholders, to help guide the planning process for the community.

“We want a diverse array of stakeholders to participate who have a vested interest in Mattapan,” said Rosenberger. “They will help come up with the guidelines for what we want to see there.”

The six-eight month planning process is expected to begin in July.

The BRA has issued a Request for Nominations to fill the eight-12 member WAG it looks to form.

To nominate someone to the board or to find our more information about the process, visit the BRA’s project page.

Nominations are due by June 3.

Although a date has yet to be set, Rosenberger said the BRA plans to have an open-house for the event before September.

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