[Chinatown development linked with Parcel 18 in Roxbury]
Original Airdate: 10/12/1987
Item Type: newstape - edited story master
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Description : Abstract
Meg Vaillancourt reports that the city of Boston is experimenting with a parcel-to-parcel linkage program to promote development in both the downtown area and in the outlying neighborhoods of the city. Vaillancourt reports that a new development project has linked a development in Chinatown to the development of Parcel 18 near the Ruggles MBTA station in Roxbury. Vaillancourt notes that the developers had to agree to develop both parcels of land. Vaillancourt reviews the details of the proposed development in each neighborhood. Vaillancourt interviews Stephen Coyle (Boston Redevelopment Authority) about the linkage project. Coyle says that the city is linking desirable downtown sites to sites in other neighborhoods in an attempt to bring jobs and services to the neighborhoods. Vaillancourt's report includes footage of Ray Flynn (Mayor of Boston), Michael Dukakis (Governor of Massachusetts), and Bruce Bolling (Boston City Council) at a press conference in Roxbury. The three men talk about the benefits of the linkage project. Vaillancourt reports that the Columbia Plaza Associates are a group of minority developers who will most likely develop the sites in Chinatown and Roxbury. Vaillancourt reviews the city's criteria for the development project. Vaillancourt reports that the project may bring more jobs and better housing to the Roxbury neighoborhood. Vaillancourt's report is accompanied by footage of Chinatown and the area near the Ruggles MBTA station in Roxbury. Vaillancourt's report also includes footage of construction workers at a construction site. This tape includes additional footage of the area near the Ruggles MBTA station.
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Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA)
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Roxbury (Boston, Mass.)
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News - Television
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