The Boston Redevelopment Authority filed an appeal last week of the Federal Court ruling barring development at the end of Long Wharf.
US District Court Judge Saris determined last August that the National Park Service was correct in its assessment that the pavilion and surrounding open space are protected as recreational parkland under the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Act.
The BRA is the property owner and has long attempted to issue a restaurant license at the end of Long Wharf. Since 2008, a group of neighborhood residents, referred to as the “North End Ten,” have fought to keep the area as open space. The National Park Service became involved as a result of a 1980 map showing the end of Long Wharf is a 6(f) restricted area where federal funds were used as part of the area’s renewal. The NPS is the defendant in the federal court case.
The BRA’s appeal means that the fight will continue in what the judge called the “Long War of Long Wharf.”
Follow the whole story here in our previous coverage of the “Long War of Long Wharf”.