Under the supervision of the Senior Policy Advisor, manage projects and coordinate with interdepartmental staff on research and accountability measures related to Urban Renewal, including the oversight of Land Disposition Agreements (LDAs), the disposition of BRA-owned land, and other matters involving BRA assets. Work on special projects, as assigned.
GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The general duties and responsibilities of the position are included in but not limited to the information listed below.
Strategize data collection and retention of LDAs and other data related to BRA assets. Oversee the creation of an online database and serve as a primary contact for this data for internal and external constituents.
Oversee Urban Renewal related protocols and procedures adopted by the BRA Board.
Coordinate with staff on the mapping of the LDAs based on the LDA parcel IDs.
Understand relevance of the restrictions and content of LDAs, including affordable housing and restrictions and public realm requirements. Determine the status of the LDA and identify if further action is required. Work with external constituents on all matters requiring action.
Collaborate interdepartmentally with representatives of the Planning Department, Compliance Department, Development Review Department and the Legal Department on projects that are impacted by LDA restrictions and determine status of restrictions and recommend further research, if applicable, and implement resolutions.
Create presentations and documents for internal and external stakeholders, including the BRA Board, Boston City Council and the Mayor’s Office, regarding progress made on Urban Renewal protocols and other special projects related to BRA assets.
Work with the Real Estate, Legal and Planning Department to prepare Request for Proposals for BRA-owned land in Urban Renewal Areas and help identify which parcels should be prioritized for development.
Assist with the reconfiguration of the BRA-owned land database (BOLD) system to ensure accuracy. Assist to ensure that the status of BRA assets including disposition efforts are efficiently managed and tracked. Prioritize projects, conduct research and assess needs and requirements for completion of projects.
Collaborate with other city and state departments regarding urban renewal regulated parcels and real estate projects.
Work with Director and senior staff to develop and implement policy, transparency, and accountability practices regarding BRA assets.
Research and manage projects with the BRA’s Real Estate, Development Review, Planning and Legal Departments.
Work on special projects, as assigned.
Perform other related duties as required.
Work requires completion of a Bachelor’s Degree. Applicant must have a minimum of three years of experience in government, urban planning and/or or project management; public sector experience is strongly preferred. Work also requires strong research and writing skills. A Master’s Degree is preferred but not required. Knowledge of Boston’s neighborhoods, geography and history is preferred.