Concerns regarding a stalled planning process for the Downtown Waterfront are being expressed by several members of the Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee. The planning process will set the guidelines for major development sites, including Harbor Garage and Hook Lobster site. In addition to asking why 14 meetings were cancelled this year, the committee members are concerned about potential behind-the-scenes deals being made between developers and the Boston Redevelopment Authority. The full letter is shown below.
Meeting Announcement for Urban Agriculture Initiative
The Mayor’s Urban Agriculture Working Group and the Boston Redevelopment Authority has drafted a new section of the Zoning Code, Article 89, to address the growing interest in Urban Agriculture. Eleven meetings around the City will be held to present Article 89 and receive feedback from residents. The first meeting will be held on June Read More…
Downtown Waterfront Planning Meeting Presentations by Marriott Long Wharf, BRA-Owned Long Wharf, 255 State Street, New England Aquarium [Video]
On July 25, 2013, the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee heard from four property owners in the planning area regarding their current status, challenges and plans for the future. The meeting is part of the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s process for planning and development in the downtown waterfront area (Long Wharf to Moakley Bridge). Read More…
National Park Service Map Shows Long Wharf “Park”; Legal Case Remains Under SJC Review
There are some new developments in the Long Wharf legal case as the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) considers its decision over the next few months (See Case Docket). Oral arguments were heard last month in the environmental-protection and constitutional case of Sanjoy Mahajan et al. (i.e., aka “North End Ten“) vs. the Boston Redevelopment Read More…
4 Replies to “Transparency Concerns Surface Regarding Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Process”
BRA transparency is an oxymoron.
Hear, hear !
Yes…I have LONG wondered why meeting after meeting has been cancelled!…Looking forward to hearing the upshot of this situation.
14 meetings cancelled. A travesty against democratic government.
Boston residents’ civil rights have been and are being trashed.
Most unforgivable: planning for the harbor area does not emphasize certain future floodiing of the harbor area and further into the city. Parts of the city face major flooding within this generation.
Foundations will crumble (Check the research.)
Boston cannot continue giving $$ incentives to obscenely wealthy builders. People are homeless and hungry; some are dying on the street.
Forget charity. Think and act with prudence and justice.
Mayor Walsh must learn how to lead. Movers and shakers of Boston must operate for the good of the community as well as for themselves.
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