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”

Campaign Letter Addresses

Mayor Michelle Wu Mayor@Boston.govHonorable Daniel Ryan Dan.Ryan@mahouse.govHonorable Salvatore DiDomenico Sal.DiDomenico@masenate.govLydia  Edwards, Charlestown Councillor Lydia.edwards@boston.govBPDA   Director-Brian Golden  brian.golden@boston.govBPDA Board: BPDAboard@Boston.govBPDA   GCl- Renee LeFevre Esq. renee.lefevre@Boston.govMorgan   McDaniel morgan.e.mcdaniel@boston.govGabriela Coletta gabriela.coletta@boston.govBPDA devin.quirk@boston.govBPDA chris.breen@boston.govKathy  Abbott kabbott@bostonharbornow.orgTrustees   of Reservations NICK BLACK  nblack@thetrustees.orgTrustees   of Reservations AMY G. EYNATIAN  aeynatian@thetrustees.orgTrustees   of Reservations AARON GOUVEIA | PR Director agouveia@thetrustees.orgTrustees   of Reservations CHRISTINE BOYNTON | Coastal Communications Managercboynton@thetrustees.orgBoston Globe LettersContinue reading “Campaign Letter Addresses”

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”

Why – RFP Petition

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”

BPDA Rejects Housing Proposals for Pier 5

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”