420 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116

A Collaborative Vision for the Fairmount/Indigo Line
Fairmount/Indigo CDC Collaborative, Boston, Massachusetts

A plan for transit-oriented development around new stations along the proposed Indigo Line in Boston


  • Congress for the New Urbanism—2006 Charter Award
  • Congress for the New Urbanism—2006 New England Chapter Award
  • American Institute of Architects—2007 Honor Award for Regional and Urban Design

Project Highlights:

  • The plan creates a corridor of urban villages clustered around four new stations in low-income neighborhoods. The corridor combines affordable housing in compact arrangements; mixed-use development supported by the new rail service and new residents; better access to jobs on the corridor and in central Boston; and a green corridor that improves access to parks, playgrounds, and the Neponset River.
  • Development mixes uses, reflects the scale and character of each site’s context, and promotes further investment in long-neglected neighborhoods.
  • Goody Clancy advised the CDCs on working collaboratively with the transit authority; identified eight potential development sites adjacent to the new stations; and helped devise a strategy for lobbying state legislators to approve funding.

"[a] powerful grassroots vision to improve people’s lives...it lays the groundwork for a lot of future events to happen on a solid infrastructure."
2007 AIA Regional and Urban Design Awards jury