Dorchester is a historic neighborhood of over six square miles in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The town was founded by Puritans who emigrated in 1630 from Dorchester, England. This dissolved municipality, Boston's largest neighborhood by far, is often divided by city planners in order to create two planning areas roughly equivalent in size and population to other Boston neighborhoods. It is named after the town of Dorchester in the English county of Dorset, from which Puritans emigrated on the ship Mary and John, among others and is today sometimes nicknamed "Dot" by its residents.
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  • City of Boston Updates its Inclusionary Development Policy

    … or that require relief from the Boston Zoning Code. Under the IDP, developers of these projects are required to either build affordable units on-site, build or acquire affordable units in an off-site location, or, with Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) approval, provide a contribution to the Inclusionary Development Fund. Any project filed…

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