From today’s Boston Business Journal:

The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved a transit-orientated development on 11 acres of land in the Jackson Square neighborhood …

… The entire project, when all four phases are complete, will consist of 436 units of housing, including 289 units (66 percent) targeted for low or moderate income households; 61,200 square feet of ground floor retail/commercial space; 13,500 square feet of office space; and 66,500 square feet of community facilities, including the Youth and Family Center and an Indoor Active Recreation Facility; the new facility for the Department of Youth Services; and reconfiguration of the existing City of Boston Public Works Department facility.

Construction on four buildings, the project’s first phase, should begin early next year.


This is a good project. It will fill an empty lot with much-needed housing, while providing area residents with much needed stores and shops. The city-run facilities are just the icing on the cake.

Jackson Square project approved – Boston Business Journal

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Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

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For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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