UPDATE: The entire plan is now online.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a proposal by Mayor Walsh to add 53,000 new housing units, mainly aimed at the middle class.
Roughly 5,000 of the units would not actually be new but would instead be apartments vacated by the students Walsh says he will get local colleges to house on their campuses or in new dormitories private developers would be encouraged to build near campuses.
Walsh would pay for the housing expansion in part through an increase in the fees developers of luxury units pay to the BRA in lieu of building required "affordable" units. The Herald reports Walsh would also count on voters approving a 1% "community preservation" tax on property-tax payments, an idea they rejected in 2001.