Event Notices

Wharf District Council Aug. 18 Agenda: Emergency Preparedness, Christopher Columbus Park, District Project Updates

The Wharf District Council will host their August meeting on Tuesday, August 18 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. virtually on Zoom. See the full agenda and Zoom login information posted below. Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/94143292431?pwd=OGlQYjhxWDR4UTRWOHJMUnk5NHZZZz09 Meeting ID: 941 4329 2431 Passcode: 950393 One tap mobile: +13017158592,,94143292431# US (Germantown) +13126266799,,94143292431# US (Chicago)  Dial by your location: Read More…

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 Health & Environment Meetings

Conservation Law Foundation Discusses Challenge to Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan [Video]

Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) provided an update on the non-profit’s legal challenge to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. After the State approved the Municipal Harbor Plan last year, CLF and abutting Harbor Towers, filed separate lawsuits to challenge the plan’s legality. After reviewing the history and intended MHP scope, Shelley Read More…

Featured Real Estate

State Approves Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan; Chiofaro and Hook Towers Move Forward With New Long Wharf Park

After more than a year of review, state regulators have approved the city’s Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP). City officials, led by the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) received nearly all the flexibility they were seeking from the Mass. Dept. of Environmental Protection (DEP) for two new tower developments at the Harbor Garage and Hook Read More…

Featured Real Estate

Chiofaro’s Harbor Garage Agrees to Indemnify Aquarium From Tower Construction Losses

After months of negotiations, an agreement between Harbor Garage owner, Chiofaro Company, the New England Aquarium and the City of Boston was released on Friday. The deal comes after city officials consulted with State regulators on the draft Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) submitted last March. In the latest supplement to the MHP (pdf), the Boston Planning Read More…

Real Estate

Still 600 Feet, but More Open Space at Harbor Garage Tops Waterfront Plan Changes

Last minute revisions were released Tuesday to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan draft by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA, formerly the BRA). The BPDA Board is expected to approve the plan on February 9th so it can go to State review. The 11th hour revisions are substantial, an effort to incorporate public comments and guidance from the State, said Read More…

Real Estate

Mitigations Proposed for Harbor Garage, Long Wharf & Hook Wharf Developments

New pocket parks and public open spaces … expanded Harborwalk … renovated Aquarium plaza … ferry terminal … upgraded public access … the game of trade-offs is afoot in a package of “offsets” to the major developments proposed in the latest draft of the Downtown Waterfront Planning Initiative. The end is in sight for the multi-year planning process that will Read More…

Community Real Estate

Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Objects to Municipal Harbor Planning Process

The Friends of Christopher Columbus Park Board of Directors sent a letter this week to the Boston Redevelopment Authority highlighting its concerns with the ongoing Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. Complying with Chapter 91 fulfills the spirit of the law: the waterfront first and foremost belongs to the public at large and the interest of the public Read More…

Event Notices Real Estate

Downtown Waterfront Guidelines Propose Tower Heights for Harbor Garage & Hook Lobster

As reported earlier in the month, the Boston Redevelopment Authority released its recommended guidelines for three key Downtown Waterfront sites including the Harbor Garage, Hook Lobster and Long Wharf. The BRA proposes a maximum height for the Harbor Garage of 600′ (up from 150′ current zoning) and minimum open space of 30% (down from 50%). Read More…

Real Estate

BRA Responds to James Hook and Co.’s Lobster Tower Proposal

The BRA, with the help of the Municipal Harbour Plan Advisory Committee, responded at a November 5th public meeting to the proposed 305 feet, 22 stories, residential tower on the site owned by James Hook & Co. on Northern Avenue.  William Zielinski, the principal partner at SKW Partners Inc, had introduced the design during a previous Read More…

Event Notices Government Photos & Videos Real Estate

Hook Lobster Presents Early Stage Development Plans on Northern Avenue Parcel [Video]

Hook Lobster presented at Wednesday’s Municipal Harbor Planning meeting as the Boston Redevelopment Authority and its Downtown Waterfront Advisory Committee consider recommendations for zoning along the Greenway corridor. Since a 2008 fire at the property, the family business has been operating out of a small one-story wood framed building on Atlantic Avenue surrounded by surface Read More…