After it was discovered a single family on M Street could potentially get knocked down for condos, City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty is now working to protect the neighborhood from the same thing happening in the future with the implementation of an Interim IPOD in conjunction with the Boston Planning and Development Board.
Boston City Councilor At-Large Michael Flaherty calls for the implementation of an Interim Planning Overlay District (IPOD) to further protect South Boston under the new zoning changes of Article 68.
“We launched the South Boston Rezoning Initiative as a result of the South Boston community’s desire to ensure that future development fits within the fabric of the neighborhood. In order to maintain the community’s voice during the implementation phase of the new zoning, we are proposing putting in place an Interim Planning Overlay District (IPOD) in this area for one year, which will give us another tool to measure if the zoning is working the way it was intended. I thank Councilor Flaherty for his close partnership and commitment to the planning needs of South Boston and look forward to our continued work together as we preserve and enhance the neighborhoods of South Boston for many years to come,” said Mayor Marty Walsh.