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The Community Comments Service provides a convenient on-line option for residents to voice their opinions about DND’s proposed property sales even if they are not able to attend a public meeting.

On-line comments received through this service will be used in combination with in-person comments received at community meetings to help guide DND’s decisions about its property sales. Comments will be accepted through both means until a developer has been selected for the property.

 

HOW IT WORKS

1. Register. Before placing your comments, you will need to register first. If you are not registered yet, visit the Registration Page.

2. Select Your Project. Pick your Project from this list



Not sure of the name of your project? Follow this link to the Project Finder to find the name of the project on which you'd like to comment. If your project does not appear on this list, it is because the project is either inactive or it has completed its community review process and has proceeded to developer designation.

3. Make Yourself Heard

Email address used in Registration:




An individual/organization interested in purchasing the property
A nearby business or property owner or resident
Member of a local civic or community group
Other: If other state your role
Other Role


QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WILL I RECEIVE A REPLY FROM DND ON MY COMMENT?
No. DND will aggregate all of the comments it receives to help it understand the various interests and sentiments from the community. Our goal is to develop some consensus on a development plan, and not engage in individual conversations that would result in some commenters having a larger voice than others.

WHY ARE COMMENTS NOT ACCEPTED AFTER A DEVELOPER HAS BEEN SELECTED?

The purpose Community Comments Service is to help DND make good choices in deciding 1) what is to be developed on its property and 2) who is best able to do that development. Once a developer has been selected, those choices have been made, and additional community input cannot affect that decision. After this, there are additional opportunities for community engagement though the development permitting process administered through the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Inspectional Services Department.

WILL MY COMMENTS REMAIN CONFIDENTIAL?

DND wants you to be as honest and forthright as possible about your opinions. So that you do not have to worry about what others in your community think of your opinion, DND will not publish any on-line comments that it receives. DND may summarize the results of the on-line comments in its community meetings, but comments will never be attributed to any individual or organization without express permission from you. DND will not, however, accept any anonymous comment submissions. All information you provide is, however, subject to Public Records Laws to which DND must adhere.







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