Boston Redevelopment Agency, Boston, Massachusetts
International Downtown Association (IDA) Downtown Achievement Awards Merit Award, 2011
MIG provided urban design and community engagement services in support of the Boston Redevelopment Agency’s nine-month strategic planning initiative to create an Identity, Branding and Urban Design Strategy for Boston’s historic Downtown Crossing district. The strategy responds to changes in the physical character and retail significance of the area and builds upon the district’s historic assets. The long-term strategy addresses economic revitalization while directing future private development and public infrastructure investment in the district. Major new development and streetscape improvements are occurring as a result of the plan and it has spurred the creation of downtown’s first business improvement district—a significant step forward in the area’s revitalization.