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”
Mayor Michelle Wu Mayor@Boston.govHonorable Daniel Ryan Dan.Ryan@mahouse.govHonorable Salvatore DiDomenico Sal.DiDomenico@masenate.govLydia Edwards, Charlestown Councillor Lydia.email@example.comBPDA Director-Brian Golden firstname.lastname@example.orgBPDA Board: BPDAboard@Boston.govBPDA GCl- Renee LeFevre Esq. renee.lefevre@Boston.govMorgan McDaniel email@example.comGabriela Coletta firstname.lastname@example.orgBPDA email@example.comBPDA firstname.lastname@example.orgKathy Abbott email@example.comTrustees of Reservations NICK BLACK firstname.lastname@example.orgTrustees of Reservations AMY G. EYNATIAN email@example.comTrustees of Reservations AARON GOUVEIA | PR Director firstname.lastname@example.orgTrustees of Reservations CHRISTINE BOYNTON | Coastal Communications Managercboynton@thetrustees.orgBoston Globe LettersContinue reading “Campaign Letter Addresses”
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”
This is an example of the actual Harbor-View impact Including the entire Pier 5 and the water-sheet between Pier 5 and Pier 4, the base of Courageous Sailing Center: Home – Courageous Sailing Note: this shows only 30′ elevation, while other proposals are going as high at 55′.
For 40 years, the pier has not been maintained, in spite of the Boston 2030 plan “An activated waterfront is anchored by varied types of open spaces, featuring cultural resources and year-round programming and connecting people with the natural, cultural, and economic history of the region.”
The City of Boston, through the BPDA, opened the door for a privatization of this unique public waterfront area. Pier 5 is the only open spot and waterfront, in the Boston Harbor with unobstructed views to the city, Charles and Mystic Rivers, East Boston and the entire harbor all the way to the Harbor Islands.
Our petition to the Mayor of Boston expresses concern over the current RFP process from BPDA that aims to privatize Pier 5, adjacent to the Courageous Sailing Center. The three submitted proposals were open for public comments until April 5, at the BPDA web site . However, this is just the beginning. There are multiple ways to take actionContinue reading “Why – RFP Petition”
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BPDA Rejects Housing Proposals for Pier 5 by John Lynds • November 24, 2021 • 0 Comments The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) has rejected the three housing proposals that were on the table for the condemned Pier 5 site in the Navy Yard. According to a letter to the community from BPDA real estate officer Morgan McDaniel,Continue reading “BPDA Rejects Housing Proposals for Pier 5”
CONTENT SUGGESTIONS – COPY & PASTE TO YOUR LETTER Legal, Environmental, Climate resilience concerns: Environmental 1. Rising Sea Level impacts on Pier 5, including severe exposure to winter storm conditions. 2. Limitations on the use of Tidal lands under M.G.L.c. 91 for water dependent uses only and the associated exclusion of public from East andContinue reading “WRITE LETTERS – SUPPORT THE EFFORTS & DONATE”