Plan identifies key actions to guide Boston’s growth to expand opportunity, increase affordability and improve quality of life in Boston
BOSTON – Thursday, May 18, 2017 – Mayor Martin J. Walsh today announced the release of the last draft of the Imagine Boston 2030 Plan, a framework for Boston’s growth to expand opportunity, increase affordability and improve quality of life in the City based on the input of over 14,000 residents from every neighborhood. The release of the draft plan kicks off a month-long comment period before the final Imagine Boston plan is released in the summer 2017.
“Imagine Boston 2030 takes a holistic approach to our planning efforts to ensure that our City grows in an equitable and sustainable way,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am proud to share this next iteration of the plan, which incorporates the feedback from thousands of residents who helped refine our shared vision for the future of Boston. From Suffolk Downs to Readville, Franklin Park to Sullivan Square, we’re shaping the City’s future together — every corner, every neighborhood — and I look forward to seeing how Boston will grow and thrive.”
Boston is experiencing an economic and population boom, and with that brings an opportunity to provide new and additional pathways for economic mobility and avenues to improve quality of life throughout the City, while boosting affordability and resiliency. Imagine Boston identifies five action areas to guide Boston’s growth, enhancement and preservation:
Initiatives: The final plan is supported by guiding principles and initiatives that bring together and build on the City’s planning efforts, including Boston Creates, Go Boston 2030, Climate Ready Boston, Housing a Changing City: Boston 2030, BuildBPS, Economic Equity Agenda, Age Friendly Boston, Vision Zero, Boston’s Resilience Strategy and more. The initiatives outline commitments around anti-displacement, immigrant advancement, climate planning and flood protection, universal pre-kindergarten, community planning and land use, and more.
The full report is available at imagine.boston.gov. The City of Boston welcomes public comment, edits and feedback including via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A copy of this document will be available for the public to access at each branch of the Boston Public Libraries. All public comment should be submitted by June 19.