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Reader Poll: What Do You Think of Chiofaro’s “Pinnacle at Central Wharf”?

The Chiofaro Company has publicly released its long-awaited design for a waterfront tower on Atlantic Avenue, a 600-foot tower called “The Pinnacle at Central Wharf.” The tower would have approximately 865,000 sq. ft. and the outside Harborwalk would be part of 28,000 sq. ft. of open space, meeting the 50% Chapter 91 requirement set forth Read More…

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Chiofaro Releases 600′ Waterfront Tower Design for Harbor Garage Site

After more than 10 years of debate and still pending lawsuits over the Municipal Harbor Plan at the Harbor Garage site, the Chiofaro Company publicly released its long-awaited design for its waterfront tower on Atlantic Avenue. In a Project Notification Form (PNF) filed on Wednesday, renderings for a 600-foot tower called “The Pinnacle at Central Read More…

Featured Government Meetings

Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan Zoning Meeting Brings Crowd and Debate

It was an impressive turnout at Monday evening’s public meeting for Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan zoning amendments with continuing debate regarding the controversial regulations. Rich McGuinness, Deputy Director for Climate Change and Environmental Planning at the Boston Planning & Development Agency delivered a presentation with an update on current affairs in relation to BPDA’s Read More…

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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…

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Municipal Harbor Plan Discussed at Residents’ Association Meeting (NEWRA)

After many complaints about the Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP), the City still gave the go-ahead for the proposed 600-foot tower right on the Boston Harbor. At the July 12th North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting, Victor Brogna and Diane Rubin, representing Harbor Towers, discussed the plan with attendees. Brogna said there is a lack of vision and that Read More…

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 Read More…

Real Estate

Petition Circulating to Oppose Municipal Harbor Plan

A waterfront residents group, Preserve Boston’s Waterfront, is actively soliciting signatures on a petition to oppose the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. As of this writing, the petition has about 300 signatures with a deadline of April 9th. PreserveBostonsWaterfront.org was created by local residents who oppose the City’s development proposals for the Harbor Garage and the Read More…

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Wharf District Residents Express Frustrations with Municipal Harbor Plan Revisions

Harbor Towers Garage Committee Chairman Lee Kozol represented the East India Row Harbor Towers residents when he spoke out against the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan (MHP) and its latest supplement at the Wharf District council meeting on Tuesday evening. The unified response by waterfront neighbors came after a presentation by Rich McGuinness of the Boston Read More…

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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…

Government Real Estate

Municipal Harbor Plan Update at Residents Association

It has been over a year since the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) wrote a letter opposing the proposed Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. At this month’s meeting, Mr. Victor Brogna, Chair of the Zoning, Licensing and Construction Committee provided a brief status update. The Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan is under State Review Read More…

Community Featured Real Estate

Another Extension for Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan; Boston Harbor Now Says Enough

The City of Boston has requested an additional extension from State officials to further the discussions and review of the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. With the fourth such extension request, the latest delay comes nearly a year after the drafted plan was submitted in March 2017 by the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) for Read More…

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City Responds to Development Planning Task Force For North End Waterfront Parcels

In an effort to avoid another war after the Lewis Wharf Hotel debacle, nine North End / Waterfront condominium boards reached out to city officials in a joint letter (pdf) to address the remaining open development parcels in the neighborhood. Specifically, the letter identified areas of development concern at Commercial Wharf, Lewis Wharf, Sargent’s Wharf, and vacant lots Read More…