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A new housing development being built on Lewis Street along the Boston Harbor. (Kathleen Dubos for WBUR)
A new housing development being built on Lewis Street along the Boston Harbor. (Kathleen Dubos for WBUR)

The city of Boston is growing much faster than expected.

The latest estimates have the city's population jumping to 760,000 by the year 2030. That's 50,000 more people than previous estimates.

In response, Boston Mayor Martin Walsh released a new plan to increase housing in Boston on Wednesday. The goal: Develop 69,000 units by the year 2030, up 16,000 units from his 2014 housing plan. Around 15,000 of those would be reserved as income restricted.

Walsh's plan came the same day newly released figures showed the median price of a single family home in Greater Boston is $625,000.

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Tim Reardon, director of data services for the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC). He tweets @The_TimReardon.

Sheila Dillon, chief of housing and director of Neighborhood Development for the City of Boston. She tweets @SheilaADillon.

This segment aired on September 26, 2018.

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