104-108 Walter St

LANA and the Roslindale Wetlands Task Force (RWTF) is working together on the redevelopment of 104-108 Walter Street, a parcel of land adjacent to the Roslindale Wetlands. We will be posting information and resources here. Click here to access a powerpoint overview of the 104-108 Walter project.

Site map of 104-108 Walter St can be found here.

Rolindale Wetlands – Celebrating Acquisitions event

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, the community came out to celebrate building affordable housing while preserving the wetlands. Thanks especially to Mayor Wu, Councilors Matt O’Malley and Arroyo, Senator Representative Nika Elugardo, and Habit for Humanity.

Letter from LANA to BPDA – July 2021

Letter from the LANA Board to the Boston Planning and Development Agency in support of the Habitat for Humanity of Greater Boston as the developer for four affordable home ownership opportunities at 104 Walter. Click here to access of PDF of the letter.

Community Input to BPDA – February 2021

Letter from LANA Board to Ms. Morgan McDaniel, Project Manager Boston Planning & Development Agency, regarding comments based on presentation to BPDA made on February 23, 2021 at a virtual community meeting regarding 104 Walter.

Community Workshop/Charrette 1 – October 1, 2020

We held a community meeting on October 1, 2020, with 40 attendees, and collected the community’s input, concerns, and ideas for a positive outcome for the property. The slides from the meeting can be found here: https://longfellowareaneighborhood.files.wordpress.com/2020/10/104-108-walter_cw1_201001_final.pdf

The link to the Zoom recording October 1, 2020 community workshop on the future of 104-108 Walter Street can be found below.  It runs approximately 1 hour and 40 minutes.  Please note that this recording has not been edited.  Some points as to timing are offered.  

  • 4 min 28 sec   Workshop Begins. 
  • 37 minutes      Long pause begins lasting 28 minutes with no conversation or audio is recorded during Break-Out Groups
  • 1 hr, 5 min      Report out to the larger group begins and audio resumes until end.
  • Click here to access the Zoom recording.
  • Access Passcode for Zoom recording: uut?A0#g

Summary of Comments from Breakout Room discussions can be found here.

Community Workshop/Charrette 2 – October 22, 2020

We had about 50 people participate in the Community Workshop/Charrette 2 on 104-108 Walter.  After a presentation by the archeticts, 3 possible plans for the site were presented and discussed in breakout rooms. There was robust discussion, ideas and questions that came out of the break out groups.

Preferred Site Plan

The preferred site plan developed through two neighborhood workshops and refined based on the input and comments of residents and direct abutters was unveiled and discussed at the public LANA board meeting on November 9, 2020.  The preferred site plan calls for the development of four units of affordable home ownership housing which would be designed as two two-family style homes (total of four unites) with ample setbacks and buffers from the Roslindale Wetlands and with abutting properties.  The preferred site plan calls for the permanent protection of most of 108 Walter Street as open space integrated with the Roslindale Wetlands Urban Wild along with public access path from Walter Street.   

Following a discussion along with public comments and questions, the LANA board voted to support the preferred site plan and advocate for its implementation citing the importance of advancing equity through the creation of four units of affordable home ownership housing in the neighborhood and providing for climate resilience with the permanent protection of open space. 

The preferred site plan and key features can be found on here.

CEDAC and the Kuehn Charitable Foundation provided LANA with a small grant that supported hiring PlaceTailor Design and Elton+Hampton Architects to develop a preferred site plan through a neighborhood-based community engagement and consultation process. 

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