Fairmount/Indigo CDC Collaborative, Roxbury, Dorchester, Mattapan, and Hyde Park, MA
Creating transit equity in Boston’s core neighborhoods
Working on behalf of a coalition of four leading community development corporations, Goody Clancy shaped a vision for improved transit service and related transit-oriented development within several low-income Boston neighborhoods. The resulting plan for “Boston’s Newest Smart Growth Corridor” was instrumental in securing $80 million in state funding for four new commuter rail stations and improvements to existing stations along the nine-mile-long Fairmount Line.
The corridor plan’s notable aspects include:
- Development of four new urban villages around transit stations, combining development of thousands of new homes and workplaces with cleanup of brownfield sites, and new open space amenities that provide connections to existing parks and playgrounds and the Neponset River
- Station area plans that fit with the scale and character of nearby neighborhoods
- The corridor plan has been recognized as a national model for TOD planning that combines grassroots advocacy, transit equity, housing, economic, and environmental enhancements