Project Description: The Forest Hills Station is a multi-modal transportation facility located at the end of the MBTA Orange Line in the Jamaica Plain section of Boston, MA. The property is part of the remaining land after the
development of the Southwest Corridor project, a depression of the old elevated Orange Line from South Cove to Forest Hills. In 2008, the Boston Redevelopment Authority, with the participation of the MBTA and local community groups, completed the Forest Hills Improvement Initiative. The goals of the initiative included promoting a mix of residential and business growth, preservation of open space, and developing Use and Design Guideline for the surrounding area.

TRA’s Role:
• Identified the development opportunity
• Participated in community planning process
• Assisted in preparation of City of Boston Design and Use Guidelines
• Wrote and coordinated the public bid process
• Coordinated the bid process
• Negotiated the Purchase and Sale Agreement

Client Benefits: The first phase of development, Parcels V and W, was awarded to a designated developer in April of 2009 and closed in 2010 for $835,000.

Status: The proposed project includes 46,000 sf of commercial development and construction is underway. An Invitation for Bid for the remaining MBTA parcels was issued in 2012. Bids are currently pending.
Transit-Oriented Development
Forest Hills Station, Boston, MA