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”
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Christopher Nicodemus Charlestown, MA (excerpts from December blog post at www.pier5.org) The Pier 5 Association is celebrating the decision by BPDA to reject the three development proposals advanced for privatization of pier 5. The BPDA has expressed willingness to allow the community to actively find preferred solutions for this critical location at the head of BostonContinue reading “How about Patriots Point to celebrate the Legacy?”
where John Winthrop sailed and then founded Charlestown; where he met and traded with Squaw Sachem. This is the area where British Ships assaulted the Patriots at The Battle of Bunker Hill. This site can celebrate Boston’s Marine History, and the brave men and women who served here in the United States Navy, and is at the birthplace ofContinue reading “Our Shared History”
A recent RFP by the BPDA, called developers to submit 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.
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”
We’re creating neighborhood solutions to coastal flooding from sea level rise and coastal storms.
Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown ¿Quieres ver esta encuesta en español? Clic aquí. What is this survey for? This survey walks through the same feedback questions presented in the first Open House (April 29, 2021) for the project Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown. The Coastal Resilience Solutions project will identify neighborhood solutionsContinue reading “Coastal Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown”