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Connolly Wants Developers to Get Fast Track For Schools

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John Connolly, candidate for Boston mayor, with supporters before the 20th annual Corrib Classic 5K Road Race on June 2, 2013.

 

Boston At-Large City Councilor and mayoral John Connolly proposed allowing a fast track permitting process for large developers, if they agree to build a school or fund any of the $ 1.8 billion in construction projects identified as needed for Boston Public Schools.

“We look at large school development projects and offer an option to developers to give them a fast-track permitting process. Keep it to six months, and still do the full-robust process, but get it done in six months – in exchange for building a new school or the adoption of a major school project,” said Connolly during the Boston City Council’s Wednesday meeting. He added that projects would still get rejected, and those developers would not have to build a school or adopt a project.

Through recent budget hearings, Connolly said that Boston Public School (BPS) long-term facilities plan “is in development”, and that¬†$ 1.8 billion in new construction needs have been identified, as well as $ 640 million in needed renovations and repairs, and $ 500 million in deferred maintenance costs. read more

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Posted by Stephen Sandberg - June 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

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