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Bedford-west urban renewal area (mass. R-182) by Boston Redevelopment Authority

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  • Bedford West Urban Renewal Area, Boston (Mass.),
  • Central Business District, Boston (Mass.) -- Urban Renewal -- Grant.,
  • Development Projects -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Proposed.,
  • Downtown, Boston (Mass.) -- Urban Renewal -- Grant Applications.,
  • Environmental impact analysis -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Urban Renewal.,
  • Grant Applications -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Urban Renewal.,
  • Office buildings -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Grant Applications.,
  • Parking -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Grant Applications.,
  • Retail Space -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Grant Applications.,
  • Urban renewal -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Downtown -- Grant Applications.,
  • Boston (Mass.) -- Economic policy -- Downtown -- Grant Applications.

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...apparently part of a grant application to the U. S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development seeking funds for a proposed urban renewal, mixed use (commercial, office, retail and parking) development project in downtown Boston"s central business district; this document includes a desription of the project and existing site conditions and comments on land use conditions, climate, vegetation, etc.; also describes the transportation conditions, infrastructure, air quality, noise levels, water quality, socioeconomic environment (community character, employment), aesthetic characteristics, environmental impact of the project, community facilities and services, historic sites and scenic areas, open space, etc.; appendices include letters of approval from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) and the MA Office of State Planning and Management (with text of an anti-discrimination agreement) and other legal documents; a copy of this item was in the BRA collection...

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Other titlesApplicant"s environmental information.
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. + appendices; maps
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24162154M

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for each urban renewal project in Boston gives name, location, uses, area in acres, date of federal approval, federal grant data and local share cost, and other relevant information; a map depicts location of each federally assisted urban renewal project; this item was in the BRA collection; includes a June addendum giving data on new housing (including elderly) by name Pages: Project no. Mass. R-, central business district: Bedford-west urban renewal area: application for loan and grant, part i: final project report & part ii: local project approval data Item Preview remove-circlePages: Title One of the Housing Act of kick-started the “urban renewal” program that would reshape American cities. The Act provided federal funding to cities to cover the cost of acquiring areas of cities perceived to be “slums.” (The Federal government paid 2/3 of the cost of acquiring the site, called the “write down,” while local governments paid the remaining 1/3.).   One of the Housing Act's main initiatives – "urban renewal" – destroyed about 2, communities in the s and '60s and forced more than , families from their homes.

Presently, the urbanization process in China has shifted from the increase in urban area size to the improvement of urban quality through urban renewal [38][39][40] [41]. How to increase rainwater. Today, the West End is a mixed-use commercial and residential area. A few non-residential areas were spared from the urban renewal of the s, such as Massachusetts General Hospital, the Charles Street Jail, and the Bulfinch Triangle—a small section surrounded by Causeway, Merrimac, and North Washington Streets. Urban renewal (also called urban regeneration in the United Kingdom and urban redevelopment in the United States) is a program of land redevelopment often used to address urban decay in cities. Urban renewal is the clearing out of blighted areas in inner cities to clear out slums and create opportunities for higher class housing, businesses, and more. A primary purpose of urban renewal is to.   Urban Renewal in Charlestown is a key subject at the moment with a potential renewal process now ongoing, but no discussion of the matter can be had without delving into the past – and a new book about Urban Renewal pioneer Ed Logue will be the topic of just such a discussion in an online forum by the Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard.

  Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part essay by Bill Fulton, an Auburn native and urban planner. Fulton originally published the essay on Medium, where it . The Federal Bulldozer: A Critical Analysis of Urban Renewal, Volume of McGraw-Hill paperbacks Publication of the Joint Center for Urban Studies: Author: Martin Anderson: Edition: reprint: Publisher: McGraw-Hill, Original from: the University of Michigan: Digitized: May 8, Length: pages: Export Citation: BiBTeX. the term urban renewal became “synonymous with the federally assisted program.” For the purpose of this thesis urban renewal refers to the federally assisted programs that began with Housing Act. See Emanuel Gorland, Urban Renewal Administration: practices, procedures, record keeping (Detroit: Wayne University Press, ), Urban Renewal. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Urban renewal is a cooperative effort by public officials and private interests to improve a city ’ s structural, economic, and social quality. Major American cities were economically and socially devastated by the stock market crash of and the ensuing Great Depression of the s. Most cities had narrow tax bases that relied excessively on property tax.