Mayor Walsh: Give us more time to prevent displacement and build affordable housing at Suffolk Downs!

Mayor Walsh: Give us more time to prevent displacement and build affordable housing at Suffolk Downs!

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Send a comment now on the proposed redevelopement Suffolk Downs. Ten thousand new housing units are proposed and would impact our entire city. Comments are due by 5/31/19.

  • Tell Boston's Mayor Walsh to *slow down the process* and work with housing advocates and residents to address our concerns.
  • The Suffolk Downs project needs to have *real affordability*. If the primarily immigrant East Boston community surrounding Suffolk Downs, made up of low-income families, is going to benefit, then the development must have at least 50% affordability for families at 25% Area Median Income.
  • HYM Development Group needs to ...

Send a comment now on the proposed redevelopement Suffolk Downs. Ten thousand new housing units are proposed and would impact our entire city. Comments are due by 5/31/19.

  • Tell Boston's Mayor Walsh to *slow down the process* and work with housing advocates and residents to address our concerns.
  • The Suffolk Downs project needs to have *real affordability*. If the primarily immigrant East Boston community surrounding Suffolk Downs, made up of low-income families, is going to benefit, then the development must have at least 50% affordability for families at 25% Area Median Income.
  • HYM Development Group needs to work with housing advocates and residents on creating a *displacement mitigation plan*.  For example, in another part of the city, the Fairmount Corridor, the mayor pledged to protect the housing of all residents at risk of displacement. Mayor Walsh and the Boston Planning and Development Agency should create a plan here to protect our community from displacement.
  • Weather-resistant green spaces like the parks, bike lanes, and outdoor theater should be publicly visible and accessible for all neighborhood residents to use.
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The comment period for this crucial moment in the planning of Suffolk Downs ends on May 31st, 2019. NOW is the time to join together and shape this massive redevelopment for the common good.

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