S. Huntington Ave. guidelines approved

The S. Huntington Avenue guidelines are now officially part of the City zoning after the Zoning Commission approved them on March 9 and Mayor Martin Walsh signed them days later, according to City officials.

The guidelines address the types of developments preferred by the community for the S. Huntington Avenue corridor. The guidelines are now an amendment to local zoning in Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain and will be used by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) on pending and future projects.

One facet of the guidelines includes expanding ground floor use. That will allow for developing buildings with a larger variety of uses—such as dry cleaning, restaurants, coffee shops—in an attempt to make the area more pedestrian-friendly.

The BRA held a lengthy process to come up with the guidelines at residents’ requests due to controversial developments at 161 and 105A S. Huntington Ave.

For more information about the guidelines, visit bit.ly/1P9Vglg.

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