Pier 5 Chronology of BRA Plans

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975  (Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use) “The problems and the site’s previous use as a Naval Base have thus  deprived Charlestown residents of~ enjoying the mostContinue reading “Pier 5 Chronology of BRA Plans”

Coming $4 billion COVID-19 relief

By John Hilliard Globe Staff,Updated December 26, 2021, 1:26 p.m. The $4 billion COVID-19 relief package includes $125,000 to extend the Danvers Rail Trail in Middleton.JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF Lowell will get money to improve its parks, Belmont to design a skating rink, Lexington to buy electric school buses. The $4 billion COVID-19 relief package signed this monthContinue reading “Coming $4 billion COVID-19 relief”

Waterfront Alliance – Example of a Better Waterfront

Public access is key… to breaking down physical and social bar.  Commit to opening up more waterfront access for recreation and education, with a focus on creating equitable open spaces for all New Yorkers.  Open space access has been acutely felt by New Yorkers during Covid-19, especially as vulnerable and lower-income communities have access toContinue reading “Waterfront Alliance – Example of a Better Waterfront”

BRA/BPDA IGNORED PUBLIC INTEREST

This is example of one of the proposals. Aiming to place floating buildings, blocking over 200′ of the currently open waterfront and privatize the entire use of Pier 5 AND over 50% of the existing water-sheet.  This is an example of the actual Harbor-View impact BLOCKING ~200′ OR MORE OF THE WATERFRONT Including the entireContinue reading “BRA/BPDA IGNORED PUBLIC INTEREST”

The Presentation was an Embarrassment for the BRA/BPDA

Nov. 17, 2021 – BPDA Presentation to the CNC: Less Than Half the Story In reference to the BPDA presentation to the Charlestown Neighborhood Council on November 4.  See the link to the two published letters below “The presentation was an embarrassment for the BPDA and a frustrating disappointment for Charlestown. Residents should know thatContinue reading “The Presentation was an Embarrassment for the BRA/BPDA”

Have Mayor Wu Stand Firm Against the Downtown Waterfront MHP

Nov. 5, 2021 – Have Mayor Wu Stand Firm Against the Downtown Waterfront MHP – By Save Boston’s Waterfront  “This week’s historic victory elected a mayor for the City of Boston that prioritizes an accessible public realm, climate resiliency and inclusivity.  Together, we made sure that all the mayoral candidates knew that revamping the DowntownContinue reading “Have Mayor Wu Stand Firm Against the Downtown Waterfront MHP”

Have Mayor Wu Stand Firm Against the Downtown Waterfront MHP

Nov. 5, 2021 – Have Mayor Wu Stand Firm Against the Downtown Waterfront MHP – By Save Boston’s Waterfront  “This week’s historic victory elected a mayor for the City of Boston that prioritizes an accessible public realm, climate resiliency and inclusivity.  Together, we made sure that all the mayoral candidates knew that revamping the DowntownContinue reading “Have Mayor Wu Stand Firm Against the Downtown Waterfront MHP”

ANNOUNCED: ALL PIER 5, BUILDING PROPOSALS ARE REJECTED!

Nov. 22, 2021 – The BPDA withdraws the RFP to build on Pier 5 The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) withdraws an RFP to build housing on Pier 5 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and supports a waterfront public park, rather than residential housing.  Members of the Pier 5 Association, Inc. http://www.Pier5.org and RestoreContinue reading “ANNOUNCED: ALL PIER 5, BUILDING PROPOSALS ARE REJECTED!”