The Black Economic Justice Institute will be launching its new initiative “The Blue Hill Corridor Planning Commission.” The Blue Hill Corridor Planning Commission is a community-led and community-driven initiative that is working along the Blue Hill Avenue corridor with businesses and residents to give them a voice on the development and planning that is going on along the corridor.
This initiative is currently being developed to find solutions to the problems facing residents, businesses, faith-based organizations and other community-based organizations that live and work along (and near) Blue Hill Avenue.
In 2016, BEJI was awarded a planning grant to create the commission and in 2017 it received the implementation grant. Since 2016, it been working with stakeholders along the Blue Hill Avenue Corridor and have come up with some ideas that it believes will empower our community and give the community a voice in the development and planning that continues to happen along the corridor.
Three Boston City Councilors (Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, and Annissa Essaibi-George), as well as Boston Praise Radio & TV, MAMLEO, Roxbury Multi-Service Center, One United Bank and the Grove Hall NDC, are partners in this initiative.
The community and the businesses are invited to not only come to the swearing-in ceremony but come get involved. The Blue Hill Corridor Planning Commission meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 pm to 8 pm at Roxbury Multi-Service Center, 321 Blue Hill Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02121
WHAT: Launch of the Blue Hill Corridor Planning Commission
WHEN: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 – 6 pm to 8 pm
WHERE: Freedom House, 5 Crawford Street, Dorchester, MA. 02124