Featured Meetings

Wharf District Council June Reports: Police Update, MBTA Ferries Resuming, Aquarium Reopening Plans

The Wharf District Council (WDC) held its June meeting on Tuesday, June 16, via Zoom. A number of notable reports and community updates were included as part of a full agenda. Boston Police – Public Safety Report Captain Fong, who is set to retire Friday, delivered his final active duty police report. One International Place Read More…

Featured Meetings

City Hall Plaza Renovation Update; Construction to Begin in April

Boston’s Public Facilities Department, Boston Planning and Development Association (BPDA), and Sasaki Architects recently provided an update on the City Hall Renovation Project, due to begin construction in April. The project is currently in Phase 1, preceded by the establishment of an RCP (Refined Conceptual Plan). Next there will be a 10-month design documentation chapter Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Harbor Garage Redevelopment Meeting Draws Maxed Out Crowd

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) held a town hall-style hearing at the Long Wharf Marriott on Thursday evening to discuss the Chiofaro Company’s proposed Pinnacle at Central Wharf. The room was filled to capacity with several individuals being turned away, prompting the BPDA to call for a repeat meeting of the hearing at Read More…

Event Notices

New Date: Harbor Garage Redevelopment Public Meeting Feb. 27

The Boston Planning & Development Agency has rescheduled the public meeting about the redevelopment of the Harbor Garage to Thursday, February 27 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Harbor View Ballroom, Marriott Hotel Long Wharf, 296 State Street, Boston, MA 02109. The project description states it will include approximately 865,000 square feet of residential Read More…

Community Meetings

Seaplane Docking Trial Approved at Long Wharf in Downtown Boston

Cape Air received final approval for a one-year trial to use Boston Waterboat Marina located at 66 Long Wharf for docking purposes. The move comes just after the FAA and Coast Guard authorized seaplane flights between Boston Harbor and New York’s East River. Releasing a memo this week, the Boston Planning and Development (BPDA) Board Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Developers Present Changes to 55 India Project

Boston Residential Group, LLC has submitted a Notice of Project Change (NPC) to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) for the 55 India Street project. The development team requested adjustments to the project, originally approved in 2014, with proposed changes involving reducing the number of units from 44 smaller units to 29 larger units. Read More…

Community Health & Environment Transportation

PLAN: Downtown Development Scenarios Workshop Invites Broad Community Discussion

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) invited the Downtown and Chinatown communities to the PLAN: Downtown Development Scenarios workshop on Thursday night at Suffolk University. The first scenario is a growth-based model, with density bonuses based on a common baseline height established across Downtown. The second scenario is preservation and growth-balanced, with density bonuses Read More…

Featured Transportation

Plans to Improve Seaport District Transit Focus on Buses, Ferries, Bikes, and Ride Shares

Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) continued the discussion for their South Boston Seaport Strategic Transit Plan with residents and stakeholders on Wednesday morning. Undertaken by the City of Boston, the BPDA along with the Boston Transportation Department (BTD) has studied Boston’s current transit connections and gathered recommendations for improving services to the South Boston Read More…

Featured Transportation

Cape Air Proposes Seaplanes from Long Wharf to Connect Boston and NYC

Cape Air is proposing a public seaplane service offering downtown-to-downtown connection between Boston and New York City. The proposal includes four daytime fair-weather flights on nine-seat Cessna Caravan 208 Amphibians. The approximately 1¼ hour flight would launch from Waterboat Marina’s exterior dock located past the tip of Long Wharf, taxi one mile out to Logan’s Read More…

Community Government

Boston Planning and Development Agency Presents Urban Renewal Updates for Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall Area

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) held a community meeting to update the public about the urban renewal plans for the Downtown Waterfront-Faneuil Hall area on Thursday evening. In August 2016, the Boston Redevelopment Agency (BRA) received a six-year extension of the urban renewal powers with the conditions that the agency provide more financial Read More…

Featured Health & Environment

Boston Planning and Development Agency Presents Parcel 2 Design Scheme

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA), alongside Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the Greenway Conservancy, held their fourth public meeting to present the preferred design choice for the Parcel 2 park – the Meadow. Based off feedback from the previous meeting as well as the BPDA’s online survey, officials were able to address the Read More…

Featured Health & Environment Transportation

PLAN: Downtown Community Priorities Workshop

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), in collaboration with other City of Boston departments, invited the Downtown and Chinatown community on Thursday, October 24 to participate in the PLAN: Downtown Community Priorities Workshop. Participants were updated on the planning work completed to date, while exploring preliminary recommendations and public space improvements identified by PLAN: Read More…