BPDA Officials Schedule Meeting for June 22 on One Charlestown to clarify BHA Process

By Seth Daniel

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has scheduled an informational meeting for June 22 to discuss the Boston Housing Authority (BHA) request for proposal (RFP) process that took place several years ago.

“The Boston Planning & Development Agency and the Boston Housing Authority will be providing an overview of the Request for Proposal (RFP) process that occurred for the redevelopment of the Bunker Hill Housing Development,” read the meeting notice.

The developer will not make a presentation and the BPDA announced in last week’s Patriot Bridge that they would be taking the summer off, and would resume review and meetings of the upcoming revised plan after Labor Day.

The June 22 meeting is in response to a good many questions from the Impact Advisory Group (IAG) and the general public about how the BHA moved forward with their process to review proposals and to pick a designated developer in 2015. While that was a very public process, many in the community were not totally aware of how that transpired until official BPDA meetings convened last fall. Therefore, many questions and misinformation about that BHA process has been circulated.

The BHA has said it wants to clarify its work in picking the developer, Corcoran/SunCal, and is expected to be at the meeting to give a presentation and answer questions.

Discussion outside of that BHA process will not be taken up.

A robust schedule of community meetings is expected to be unveiled in August and taken up in September for a revised plan that Corcoran will submit to the BPDA over the summer.

The June 22 meeting will take place at Spaulding Rehab in the Navy Yard from 6:30-8 p.m.

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