South End Revitalization Project Information
Project Manager: Samalid Hogan, Office of Planning and Economic Development
Background: In March, 2007, the Boston Chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), conducted a series of meetings and investigations in the South End neighborhood. Their study was focused mainly on the Hollywood district and the Gemini site. The result was a detailed report with their findings and strategies for revitalizing the neighborhood (see on list of reports below).
In early 2008, GLC Development Resources prepared a report that studied in detailed the retail and housing market conditions in the South End. A later report released in July 2008, identified a more specific revitalization plan and action agenda for the South End which would improve the quality of life and housing choice for local residents.
The revitalization plan recommendations were refined with the help of a community process undertaken by the City and group of stakeholders, the South End Revitalization Coalition. Several neighborhood meetings have also been held to discuss specific aspects of the project.
Project Boundaries: The South End neighborhood with a particular focus on the Hollywood area and the former Gemini site.
Work with police & neighbors to increase public safety
Improve vehicle & pedestrian circulation through neighborhood
Increase visibility and safety of Emerson Wight Park
Improve curb appeal of existing apartment buildings
Increase income diversity by providing new housing ownership opportunities
Enhance Main Street to retain and attract businesses
Disclaimer: Schedules, budget, plans, and general information posted on this website are subject to change without notice. We will make our best effort to keep all the information up to date. If you have any questions or suggestions for improvements, please contact Samalid Hogan at 413-787-6020.