Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefit Funds to be Dispersed

June 17, 2017
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The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) plans on authorizing the disbursement of $100,000 to three community organizations in the Fenway neighborhood.

The funds will be disbursed from the Fenway Park Demonstration Project Community Benefits fund that is maintained by the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) from contributions made by the Red Sox.  The recipients must be dedicated to beautification efforts in the Fenway neighborhood.

The BPDA, through elected officials and the Mayor’s Office, alerted various community organizations about the availability of the Community Benefits from the Project. BPDA then reviewed the applications and identified the recipients.

The three community organizations include: Artist For Humanity, Inc receiving $12,750, Interseminarian-Project Place, Inc., receiving $19,265 and the Fenway Civic Association (Fund for Parks and Recreation, Boston as a fiscal agent) receiving $67,985.

The final approval will happen at the BPDA Board of Director’s meeting held on the evening of Thursday, June 15.

The BRA Board approved the Fenway Park Demonstration Project on September 26, 2013. The approval resulted in the granting of easement rights on Yawkey Way to the Boston Red Sox for game days as well as air rights over the Lansdowne Street to accommodate the Green Monster Seats.

As part of the Project, the Red Sox contributes $100,000 a year, for 10 years, to the BPDA for beautification efforts in the Fenway Neighborhood.

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