Plan to determine future of empty lots

The Boston Redevelopment Authority and the Department of Neighborhood Development have teamed up to study the potential futures of dozens of vacant lots in Four Corners, Codman Square and Bowdoin-Geneva. The first of the design charrettes, for the Codman area, is scheduled for next Tuesday.

The agencies mapped out the lots in a series of meetings in January. Since then market studies have been commissioned and carried out. This new series of meetings is designed to give the community ample information to create guidelines for the directions they’d like to be developed in. The BRA’s Jeremy Rosenberger said one thing shown by the study was the lack of sit-down dinner restaurants in all three areas.

With the information gathered, the two agencies will guide development by crafting requests for proposals to suit the community and possibly adjusting zoning for the lots in question.
For Codman, the meeting is Tuesday, April 28, 6 p.m., at 450 Washington St. Two meetings for Four Corners will happen at the same time and place on May 19 and June 2. For Bowdoin Geneva, the day is May 5, 6 p.m. at the St. Peter’s Teen Center, behind 294 Bowdoin St.