Boylston Street between Fenway Park and the Longwood Medical Area is a street in transition. Traditionally a mix of auto-oriented uses (fast food, motels and gas stations) and neighborhood convenience stores, the street is currently being redeveloped to include elegant, mixed use developments with street level restaurants and cafes, and upper story housing and office space. This redevelopment creates a unique opportunity to capture setback space to create wider sidewalks with street trees and other greenscape elements, in keeping with the Emerald Necklace that bookends the space, and to add bike lanes. The plan will unfold over time as redevelopment takes place in the coming years.
The project is being designed by the City of Boston using state funding.
Project website: http://www.cityofboston.gov/transportation/FLK/