Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA)

Mission / Vision

Our Vision
Shaping the future of Boston together.

Our Mission
The BPDA plans and guides inclusive growth in our city—­creating opportunities for everyone to live, work and connect. Through our future-focused, city-wide lens, we engage communities, implement new solutions, partner for greater impact and track progress. Core Values Fair We treat all respectfully and impartially. Inclusive We work to include everyone and benefit everyone. Transparent We explain what we do because knowledge empowers. Optimistic We are making Boston’s future brighter. Responsive We listen to all perspectives and craft appropriate solutions.

About Us
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) is the planning and economic development agency for the City of Boston. The BPDA plays a far reaching role in shaping the City. We are a self sustaining agency and our love for Boston inspires us to make our City an even better place to live, work, and connect. We are 200 professionals who serve the City in a variety of ways—from architects who review the smallest details of a historic building in Roxbury to project managers who host a community meeting for a new affordable housing project in Dorchester.

We work hand-in-hand with other City departments and community groups to make our City better. The BPDA is charged with growing the tax base, cultivating the private jobs market, training the workforce, encouraging new business to locate in Boston and existing businesses to expand, planning the future of neighborhoods with the community, identifying height and density limits, charting the course for sustainable development and resilient building construction, advocating for multi modal transportation, responding to the city’s changing population, producing insightful research on our City, and ensuring Boston retains its distinctive character.

Boston Planning and Development Agency

Cooperating Agencies: National Park Service (National Parks of Boston, National Parks Northeast Regional Office, USS Constitution Museum (USSCM), U.S. Navy

Additional Stakeholders: Local community, City of Boston, Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), Massachusetts State Historic Presentation Office (SHPO), Commercial Tenants.

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