Government Real Estate

State Rep. Michlewitz Opposes Municipal Harbor Plan in Letter to the State

State Representative Aaron Michlewitz sent an opposition letter on the Municipal Harbor Plan to the State stressing his concerns about the Harbor Garage site development.

Michlewitz reiterates his earlier point of contention that any development on the garage site should not exceed 50% lot coverage on the ground level. He states that anything less could lead to the Boston Waterfront becoming walled off from the rest of the city by high density development.

He also mentions concerns about the Hook Lobster site being developed in an already congested area, and about the lack of a continuous, safe Harborwalk. At the end, Michlewitz expresses frustrations regarding the process that led to the agreement between the Aquarium and the Chiofaro Company.

Many residents also oppose the Plan, expressing their frustrations at the March Wharf District Council meeting and through a petition.

State Rep. Michlewitz’s full letter is posted below.

The public comment period on the Municipal Harbor Plan closed April 9. The Secretary now has 21 days to announce a decision which could be to approve entirely, approve with conditions, or deny entirely.

Read more North End / Waterfront coverage of the Municipal Harbor Plan by searching the tags: MHP and Municipal Harbor Plan.