In July 2017, Mayor Walsh released Imagine Boston 2030, the first citywide plan in more than 50 years. One area highlighted in that plan is Upham’s Corner. Specifically, the plan envisions an enhanced neighborhood through investments in housing, small businesses, and transportation. The plan also calls for the creation of the city’s first Arts Innovation District in Upham’s Corner.
The City is currently on a path to make that vision a reality through our Upham’s Corner Implementation Process (UCI). The City and several partner organizations own and control many important physical and cultural assets in the neighborhood. This has allowed us to work collaboratively on a transformative and community-led process that will guide the building of a new library, enhancements to the Strand Theater, development of affordable housing, and support for arts and small businesses.