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Boston moves to approve 900 units of housing

Mayor develops incentives to make some affordable; 425 proposed for site near Christian Science Plaza

Boston regulators this week are poised to approve construction of more than 900 residences in neighborhoods across the city, including a pair of towers at the edge of the Back Bay’s signature Christian Science Plaza.

The projects would jump-start Mayor Thomas M. Menino’s push to build 30,000 housing units in Boston by 2020. The mayor released a new blueprint to reach that goal Monday, emphasizing that the city’s housing stock must become more affordable for the middle class, elderly residents, young professionals, and families.

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