Boston housing need: Going to plan?
The general plan of city clearly demonstrated the major aspects of its successfully development infrastructure. The general plan of Boston concludes its major aspects of land and social aspect among the community. The growth and prosperity of Boston is the most important aspect in general planning. The general plan elaborates the major considerations of housing strategy of Boston as well as housing policies that facilitates the educational outcomes. (WALSH, 2014)
In addition to this, economic growth, community growth, environment and neighborhood health demonstrated in the general plan of Boston. Each of these elements are broken down into the in depth study to evaluated the overall effectiveness in Boston development infrastructure.
Boston is growing city from 2000 to 2010 that has gained about more than 28,000 residents, that reveals continuity in the population. According to the estimation of United States bureau indicates that growth of Boston accelerating that has twice population as rest of the state. For growing population of Boston, we need to develop general plan for balancing needs to ensure quality of life and improvement in living standards as well. (WALSH, 2014)
Good growth management is required in managing the growing of Boston and accommodates the needs of young and skilled workforce. We need to extent the existing as well as new lower wage workers to retain and expand middle class. In this manner take care of seniors and ensures retirement plan for affordable housing after retirement. To manage such growth partnership, we need to partner with the metropolitan area of planning council MAPC to forecast the requirement planning.
According to stated results of MAPC in 2030, the population will leads to 709,000 and would gain more than 91,000 people that required 49,100 household requirements. This shows that how the household requirements to mad general planning for their residential housing. The current structure of Boston housing stock is inadequate to manage such growth. This plans helps in managing enough units of housing in a very reasonable vacancy rate for the stability of market prices.
We will require about 53,000 new stocking units for housing in 2030. The main target of general planning is the development of housing at affordable with the rapid expansion of workforce. The city of Boston also expected the creation of 13,500 privately produced with specific of middle income and senior homeowners. We characterized into three segments low income households, middle class people and students. (WALSH, 2014)
The commitment of affordable housing initiates with the 52,800 subsidized units to help moderate and low income residents. The affordable housing breaks down into two categories based on the public housing and private affordable rental housing. About 12,000 public housing units and 11,000 private units are executed in the Boston housing authority. On the other hand private affordable rental housing provides 30,400 units. (WALSH, 2014)
Towards environmental aspects, the city of Boston approved green building zoning code that requires in managing the construction projects that exceeding the 50,000 square feet. Such infrastructures are designed to meet the green environment sustainability of United States. The city of Boston redevelopment authority standards followed in the building housing need for the Boston growing people. (OECD, 2010)
The planning consolidated with the communication services as well as public outreach. Comprehensive urban planning and expertise land used insures the best practice of general plan. There are certain issues in the Boston realized like prosperity, environment, adaptation, housing, land use and mobility. Neighborhood focused meetings has been recognized into accomplish stated goals of Boston of housing stock units. (Martin, 2015)
There are five primary goals revealed in the private and public portfolios of affordable housing in the city of Boston. Maintenance of 97 % occupation rate in Boston housing authority and 30,465 units of privately owned are associated. Raising public awareness that what challenges faced during the public housing and then developed variety of housing prevention strategies. (WALSH, 2014)
The housing for Boston seniors is the challenges for the housing stock units. Proper support for the senior citizens of Boston is the responsibility of bastion housing authority. About 60 % of senior Boston has lower income. By 2030, one of the five household of Boston will be at retirement age. The demographics shift of baby boomers is the major reason for the housing. This reveals the major strategy for housing in Boston. (WALSH, 2014)
In talking about the fair access to credit, the middle class of Boston is more diverse than the greater Boston region. The disparity in the rates of homeownership between non white and whites are greater in today. The private developers are encouraging for the creation of housing which is affordable for the middle class. The significant density for middle class allowed of affordable areas. Certain property tax initiatives will be associated with the housing construction towards middle class affordable areas.
The housing and development of Boston is anticipation of development community incentives and working determinations that are under the state tax incentive programs. On the other hand allowing reasonable modifications in the inclusionary development policy IDP Boston middle class actions. This reveals the financial feasibility for the housing and development of advocacy communities. Our major plans to lowers the construction cost of construction and building trades in Boston.
Creation of mix income housing with the onsite inclusionary policy will do for the development of housing strategy Boston. Continuity in the enhancement of home buyer assistance programs that specifically identified for the advocate for equity in the market of home ownership. The main purpose of doping such programs is to improve the living standards of Boston community to improve their integrity values.
Thus to sum up all discussion about the housing general plan in the Boston indicates high relevancy to insures the success in the community. The implications of housing strategy are the creation of development of infrastructure. The study elaborates the major discussion about the development of housing unit stock on middle class, student class and lower class. In this manner city of Boston has ability for improving living standards of community. The overall city of Boston has done impressive work for the creation of housing that carries out remarkable and economically sustainable. The city of Boston has direct impact on the citizens by development of general plan.
Martin, M. (2015). Mayor Walsh Announces RFP for Imagine Boston 2030 Lead Consultant and Outreach Coordinator. Retrieved December 2, 2015, from http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/Default.aspx?id=20157
OECD. (2010). Cities and Climate Change. OECD Publishing.
WALSH, M. M. (2014). HOUSING A CHANGING CITY IN BOSTON 2030. Retrieved December 2, 2015, from http://www.cityofboston.gov/dnd/pdfs/boston2030/Housing_A_Changing_City-Boston_2030_full_plan.pdf