Walsh’s Budget Includes Capital Spending for Jamaica Plain

Last week Mayor Martin Walsh released his $3.48 billion plan that aims at supporting his Administration’s commitment to a responsible, balanced and bold budget, with increased investments in early childhood education, affordable housing, climate preparedness, recovery services, public safety and economic opportunity.

In the budget Walsh included his Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Capital Plan that includes money to kick off several Jamaica Plain projects while getting others in the neighborhood over the goal line.

“Boston’s budget sets forward a blueprint for the values that matter: creating opportunity, ensuring equity and working towards a better Boston for all residents,” said Mayor Walsh. “I’m proud our strong fiscal management will continue to allow us to invest in the future of our city, and growing our middle class. By investing in our future, we’ll strengthen our city for all who live here, and for our future generations to come.” 

In Jamaica Plain Park $1.89 million will be spent on the renovation of Daisy Filed at Olmstead Park including two softball fields, pathways, and LED sports lighting.

The city will spend $679,00 for Olmsted Park landscape restoration that includes woodlands restoration, stair stabilization, and landscape improvements.

Three million dollars will be spent at the Curley K-8 School to build an exterior bridge and walkway that connects the two school buildings.

A $4.77 million line item was included on the Jamaica Pond Pathways and Perimeter Improvements project. This project includes rehabilitating pathways at Jamaica Pond to improve accessibility, site conditions, and drainage. The project will protect the pond’s water quality.

Another $210,000 will be spent on the Jamaica Pond Dock Rehabilitation project to repair and rehabilitate the boat dock at Jamaica Pond.

The city will spend $200,000 at the Jamaica Plain Branch Library Art to create and install permanent artwork at the Branch Library.

Six hundred thousand dollars has been earmarked for the Bussey Brook Meadow Trail at Arnold Arboretum. The project includes the repair and extension of walking paths, wetland habitat restoration and improvements to Bussey Brook’s flood retention capacity.

Another $1.74 million will be spent to renovate playground, pavilion, entrance, and perimeter at the Parkman Playground

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