Planning for Development Around Boston's Rose Kennedy Greenway

The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking to inject some life back into the area surrounding the relatively empty park atop the city's infamous Big Dig.

The Authority has released a Greenway District Planning Study that makes recommendations for new densities and building types along the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

"In many ways, it is an unusual effort for Boston, where development tends to take place in a piecemeal fashion, with each project being negotiated on its own merits directly with the redevelopment authority and the local community. But the greenway has proven to be a special case.

'There was so much political capital spent on getting the greenway built, I think there was a real sense that we could not simply proceed with business as usual, that this demanded a real plan with a real vision,' said Tim Love, a principal at UTILE, the local design and planning firm charged with developing the study."

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