MAPC Development Database


In order to better track Metro Boston’s growth and forecast its future, MAPC Data Services maintains a Development Database with information about more than 3,000 residential, commercial, and mixed-use development projects recently completed, in construction, or planned. Much of the data was submitted by municipal planning staff, augmented by MAPC research.

This database provides a unique insight into recent development patterns in the region, and can also be used to support future planning efforts. The database is a key input to the population and employment projections being prepared by MAPC to support the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan currently under development by the Boston MPO. MAPC also uses the Development Database to inform its local planning efforts, to identify regionally significant priority areas for development, and to track progress toward MetroFuture, our regional plan for sustainable and equitable growth and preservation.

To learn more about a recent major update to the database the regional growth patterns illuminated by the data, see this recent post on MAPC's blog.  MAPC will continue to update and expand this database, which is one of MetroFuture's Ten Most Wanted datasets. 

This database is a work in progress.  Please submit updates, corrections, and additions to Timothy Reardon, Senior Regional Planner: treardon@mapc.org; 617-451-2770 x2011.

Download a spreadsheet of the Development Datbase (February 2015 version)

Download a GIS shapefile of the data with point locations for each development project (zip file) (February 2015)

DISCLAIMER: All projects not yet completed may still be subject to permitting review and approval that will affect the total amount of development, type of development, or timing.  The information provided here represents potential development based on the professional judgment of municipal planning staff and MAPC.  Presence in this database does not imply any regulatory pre-approval or preferred status by municipal authorities.  Discount factors do not represent or official or implied endorsement or disapproval of any development project by MAPC.  All data are for planning purposes only.  Development locations are based on the best available information and may not be completely accurate. 

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