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Boston Buildings and Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Documents

This is a guide to Rotch Library resources focused on Boston neighborhoods and buildings, as well as landmark sites in and around the city.

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Many of Boston's official agencies issue reports which deal with the built environment of the city's neighborhoods.

Some are studies for specific projects, others are cyclical profiles which document change or propose new initiatives.

Location: In Rotch Library these reports are found by number in the "Current Urban Documents" drawer of the microfiche cabinet in the microfiche area on the first floor (near the theses). Some are also received in hard copy and are listed in Barton catalog. Please ask if you are unable to find them.

Neighborhoods:

Boston-wide

Subject Year Microfiche Number
The Boston Plan 1977 0304
Boston's New Exposition Center and Stadium 1994 1236
Circumferential Ring 1994 1282
Commuter Parking in Metro Boston: site studies 1991 1215

Development in Boston
1975-1989: 1986
**Chronological commercial and institutional 0887
**Residential by neighborhood 0888
**Commercial and industrial by neighborhood 0889
**Development by ward 0890
**Development by economic sector 0891
Emerald Necklace status report 1977 0340
Growth in the Nineties (strategic economic development) 1991 1103
Historic Burying Grounds Inventory 1984-6
**Phipps Street 0825
**Eustis Street and Central 0828
**King's Chapel and Granary 0824
**Copp's Hill 0827
**Dorchester North 0826
Metro Plan 2000 1989 1037, 1038, 1039, 1040, 1050, 1058, 1063
1990 1129
Metro Plan 2000: Roundtable 1989 1045
Open Space Plan for Boston 1987, 0898, 0899
1992, 1115
1993, 1189
Preserving and Improving Boston's Public Parks 1989 0992
Rebuilding Boston: Five Year Capital Plan 1992 1137
Sixty State Street 1974 0078
Vertiport system planning 1991-2 1216, 1217
Ways to Look at Boston: Maps of Neighborhood Planning Districts, Zip Code Areas, Electoral Districts, etc. 1995 1280
Zoning Code 1994 1278

Allston/Brighton

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Allston/Brighton Neighborhood Profiles 1977 0349
1979 0457
1985 0868
1988 0930
Allston/Brighton Statistical Profiles 1992 1141
1993 1192
Brighton Center land use profile 1990 1076
Rebuilding Boston: Allston/Brighton 1991 1105

Back Bay / Fenway / Kenmore Square / Beacon Hill

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Back Bay/Beacon Hill Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0157
1977 0349
1979 0454
1988 0930
Back Bay Statistical Profile 1993 1193
Back Bay/Beacon Hill Statistical Profile 1992 1142
Boylston Street zoning study 1985 0784
Copley Place Environmental Impact Studies 1978-80 (draft) 0534
1980 (final) 0535
Copley Place Impact Studies 1978-1980 0494, 0499, 0501, 0502, 0503, 0504, 0505
Copley Square/Mass Pike site study 1977 0316
Fenway/Kenmore Square Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0159
1977 0357
1979 0460
1988 0931
Fenway/Kenmore Square Statistical Profiles 1992 1147
1993 1197
Kenmore Square study 1976 0347
Prudential Center Development Guidelines 1988 0926
Prudential Center redevelopment 1988 0949
Rebuilding Boston: Back Bay/Fenway/Kenmore Square 1991 1105

Charlestown

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Charlestown Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0157
1977 0350
1979 0458
1988 0930
Charlestown Statistical Profiles 1992 1145
1993 1195
Harborpark 1984 0751
Harborpark Plan 1989-90 1087, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1095, 1096
Navy Yard buildings survey 1978 0402
Navy Yard development 1975-76 0189, 0190
Navy Yard Master Plan 1990 1097
Navy Yard Plan Amendments 1977 0387
Navy Yard proposal 1976 0280
Navy Yard redevelopment 1986 0885
Navy Yard Ropewalk Building 1974 0088
Rebuilding Boston: Charlestown 1991 1105
Charlestown Thumbnail Sketch 1984 0757
1986 0920

Dorchester

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Blue Hill Ave: The Boston Plan 1977 0304
Columbia Point: Revitalization Plan 1979 0525
Columbia Point: The Boston Plan 1977 0304
Dorchester Ave. in Columbia/Savin Hill revitalization program 1978 0376
Dorchester/Field's Corner Neighborhood Profiles 1977 0351
1979 0459
Dorchester Lower Mills revitalization 1979 0469
Dorchester Neighborhood Strategic Area 1977(?) 0364
Dorchester/Upham's Corner infrastructure and housing 1979 0459
Dorchester/Upham's Corner Neighborhood Profile 1977 0351
Franklin Field Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0159
1979 0461
Franklin Field Neighborhood Strategic Area 1977 0352, 0365
Mattapan Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0160
1977 0353
1979 0462
1988 0931
Mattapan Square 1973 0098
Mattapan Statistical Profile 1992 1150
1993 1200
North Dorchester Neighborhood Profile 1988 0931
North Dorchester Statistical profile 1992 1151
1993 1201
Rebuilding Boston: Mattapan and Dorchester 1991 1105
South Dorchester Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0158
1988 0932
South Dorchester Statistical Profile 1991 1155
Triple Decker survey 1977 0359
UMAS Boston EIS 1975 0111
Upham's Corner Improvement Program 1977 0280
Upham's Corner/Roxbury infrastructure and housing 1984 0758

Downtown

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Adult Entertainment District 1976 0178
Bedford/West urban renewal 1974 0188
Boylston Building 1981 0620
Central Boston Neighborhood Profile 1988 0930
Central Boston Statistical Profiles 1992 1144
1993 1194
Chinatown/Beach Street area study 1973 0097
Chinatown Business Survey 1988 0969
Chinatown Housing Survey 1987 0934
Chinatown Land Use Report 1988 0936
Chinatown Neighborhood Profiles 1977 0384
1986 0860
1987 0936
Chinatown Neighborhood Strategic Area Study 1977(?) 0364
Chinatown/South Cove Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0163
1977 0350
1979 0458
Creek Square: First Stage Guidelines 1986 0893
Dock Square Garage 1978 0361
Downtown and Fort Point Residential development 1985 0871
Downtown Change and Growth 1984 0745
Downtown Crossing 1980 0569
1981 0619
Downtown Crossing impacts 1980 0514
Downtown Crossing Plan 1983 0667
Downtown Planning and Housing Strategy 1985 0928
Downtown Projects: New Designs for Boston 1986 0848
Downtown Zoning: Community Comments 1991 1179
Fort Point and Downtown residential development 1985 0871
Fort Point District Plan 1989 0983
Fort Point Channel community development 1985 0860
Fort Point Channel physical change 1988 0947
Fort Point Channel planning and development study 1977 0341
Lafayette Place 1979 0437
Lafayette Place EIS 1978 0401
Leather District revitalization Plan 1980 0550
Lower Washington Street revitalization 1978 0377
Midtown Cultural District (Plan) 1988 0945, 0946
(Study) 1987 0966
Music Hall Renovation 1975 0132
North Station district development 1980 0551
North Station urban renewal 1980 0539
1983 0707
Park Plaza urban renewal 1975 0180
1976 0175, 0252, 0253
Rebuilding Boston: Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Downtown 1991 1105
Redevelopment proposals for four municipal garages 1983 0665
South Station redevelopment 1981 0750
1990 1125
South Station urban renewal 1975-6 0198, 0199, 0200, 0209
Theatre district revitalization 1979 0466
Tremont Street special district 1976 0280

East Boston

Subject Year Microfiche Number
East Boston land use 1989 1074
East Boston Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0158
1977 0357
1979 0460
1988 0930
East Boston Statistical Profiles 1992 1146
1993 1196
Logan Airport Land Use and Master Plans 1979 0523, 0537
1981 0599
Logan Airport Study 1986 0882
Rebuilding Boston: East Boston 1991 1105

Hyde Park

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Hyde Park Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0160
1977 0352
1979 0461
1986 0868
1988 0931
Hyde Park neighborhood stabilization 1978 0413
Hyde Park Statistical Profiles 1992 1148
1993 1198
Hyde Park Strategic Area study 1977(?) 0365
Hyde Park: The Boston Plan 1977 0304
Rebuilding Boston: Hyde Park and Readville 1991 1105

Jamaica Plain

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Chestnut/Lamartine Conservation Plan 1977 0433
Hyde Square/Egleston Square/Jackson Square district profile 1985 0798, 0799
Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0160
1977 0353
1979 0462
1986 0838
1988 0931
Jamaica Plain Statistical Profile 1992 1149
1993 1199
Rebuilding Boston: Jamaica Plain 1991 1105

North End

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Boston Waterfront Hotel EIS 1975 0170
Central Artery/North End study 1976 0286
Development and impacts on housing 1984 0741
North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0161
1977 0354
1979 0463
Rebuilding Boston: North End 1991 1105

Roslindale

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Rebuilding Boston: Roslindale 1991 1105
Roslindale Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0162
1977 0355
1979 0464
1988 0969
Roslindale Square revitalization 1979 0477
Roslindale Statistical Profiles 1992 1152
1993 1202

Roxbury

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Back of the Hill Townhouses 1981 0618
Boys and Girls Club redevelopment 1986 0838
Dudley Square development 1985 0871
Growth Management Plan 1987 0905
Hyde Square/Egleston Square/Jackson Square area profile 1985 0798, 0799
Lower Roxbury/South End AIA UDATS recommendations 1980 0558
Lower Roxbury/South End development policy plan 1993 1188
Mission Hill/Medical Center district profiles 1975 0161
1977 0354
1979 0463
Mission Hill Statistical Profile 1992 1161
New Dudley Street 1977 0363
New Directions 1988 0838
New Horizons 1986 0860
Parcel 18: Three Development Alternatives 1986 0933
Rebuilding Boston: Roxbury 1991 1105
Roxbury/Greater Dudley Revitalization Plan 1990 1068
Roxbury/Sav-Mor Neighborhood Strategic Area 1977(?) 0386
Roxbury Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0162
1977 0355
1979 0464
1985 0867
1987 0886
1988 0932
Roxbury Statistical Profiles 1992 1153
1993 1203
Southwest Corridor Archaeological Survey 1979 0521
Southwest Corridor Development Pan 1979 0522
Southwest Corridor Development Potential 1974 0193
Southwest Corridor Development Reports 1972 0100
1974 0107
Southwest Corridor New Parkland 1978 0393
Southwest Corridor Project: The Stone Jail Site 1986 0954
Pierpont Homestead 1987 0956
Elmwood Street Pumping Station 1986 0958
Phase II Archaeological Subsurface Testing Report 1984 0957
Guild and White Co. Tannery Site 1987 0953
Metropolitan RR Co. complex, Roxbury Crossing 1986 0955

South Boston

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Fort Independence 1975 0395
Public Capital Improvements (& West Roxbury) 1990 1076
Rebuilding Boston: South Boston 1991 1105
Seaport Access System 1980 0557
South Boston Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0163
1977 0355
1979 0464
1987 0886
1988 0932
South Boston Statistical Profiles 1992 1154
1993 1204

South End

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Boston City Hospital Master Plan 1988 0929
Cathedral (housing) redevelopment 1982 0635
Demographics and housing 1985 0837
Metropolitan Theatre 1975 0124
Project area housing report 1974 0110
Rebuilding Boston: South End 1991 1105
South End/Lower Roxbury AIA UDATS recommendations 1980 0558
South End/Lower Roxbury Development Policy Plan 1993 1188
South End Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0164
1977 0356
1979 0465
1986 0837
1988 0932
South End Statistical Profiles 1992 1156
1993 1205
Subsidized housing 1978 0399
Symphony Plaza East (elderly housing) 1973 0109
Tent City Report 1978 0389
Tremont Street/Columbus Ave, reconstruction 1975 0172
Urban renewal project 1979 0450

Waterfront

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Boston Harbor Challenges 1979(?) 0475
Boston Harbor Future 1978 0475
Boston Harbor Pier Study 1987 0894
Boston Harbor: The Boston Plan 1977 0304
Boston Harbor Visions [charette] 1995 1276
Boston Waterfront Hotel EIS 1975 0170
Deer Island Facilities Plan 1984 0765
Harbor Islands Plan 1972 0176
Harbor Islands State Park 1976 0211
Harborpark (Charlestown) 1984 0751
Harborpark Plan (Charlestown) 1989-90 1087, 1091, 1092, 1093, 1095, 1096
North End/Waterfront district profile 1979 0463
North End/Waterfront Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0161
1977 0354
Peddocks Island RFP 1980 0520
Port of Boston 198? 0952
Prototype docking standards 1988 1094
Seaport Access (South Boston) 1980 0557
Waterfront Past and Future 1986 0880

West Roxbury

Subject Year Microfiche Number
Future 1976 0358
Public Capital Improvements 1990 1076
Rebuilding Boston: West Roxbury 1991 1105
West Roxbury Neighborhood Profiles 1975 0164
1977 0356
1979 0465
1988 0932
West Roxbury Statistical Profiles 1992 1157
1993 1206