The Dorchester Reporter reports that the MBTA will reissue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the site near the Mattapan Square trolley stop on November 18th -the agency issued RFPs in 2007 and 2012. The development site is the MBTA Mattapan Station surface parking area. This MBTA stop is the last stop on the Mattapan line, providing connectivity to the Red Line at Ashmont, and supports facilities for driving and walking commuters, MBTA maintenance facilities, and is a major hub for many neighborhood bus routes.
Parking accommodations for between 50 – 100 commuters will have to be designed into any development that should also accommodate some transit-related retail. Transit-oriented development is an idea supported by officials and residents for its potential to present opportunities for affordable housing units over commercial space. Read More