Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA)
Government and Organizational Resources
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One City Hall Square
Floor 9
Boston, MA 02201
(617) 722-4300
bostonplans.org

The BPDA is Boston's planning and economic development agency. They work with other City departments and organizations on a wide range of planning and development initiatives. Development projects are subject to comment periods and public processes. The BPDA plays a far reaching role in shaping the City.

Development Projects

Information about the BPDA's development review process and specific proposed and in-construction projects in the BRA pipeline can be found here.

Research & Maps

A wide variety of data and publications, mostly pertaining to economic and urban planning, can be found here.

Pattern Book

The BPDA’s resources include a 2005 Pattern Book of Boston Houses, which is an inventory of common designs and typical characteristics in Boston's residential housing. 

Other Resources

Piano Row: Cycles of History

Piano Row: Cycles of History is an original film documentary about the evolution of Bost

Historic Ladder Blocks—An Endangered Resource in Downtown Boston

With no local protection or means of preventing demolition, the Ladder Blocks are at great risk o

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention

Boston Modern: The Spirit of Reinvention events and booklet are part of the Modern Module program

Boston's Changing Neighborhoods

On February 4, 2016 the Boston Preservation Alliance hosted an Urban Forum: “Boston’s Changi

Easements as a Tool for Preservation

Here in Boston there are a few ways we can protect a building or other historic resource.

City of Boston Archives

201 Rivermoor Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
(617) 635-1195

Neighborhood Preservation Workshops

The Boston Preservation Alliance’s Neighborhood Preservation Workshop was a pilot program that ra

Inspectional Services Department (ISD)

1010 Massachusetts Avenue
5th Floor
Boston, MA 02118
(617) 635-5300

Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC)

City of Boston Departments and Commissions

Thank you to all our corporate members, including: