Saturday, June 14, 2008

Final Chance for Comments on Landmarking, 6/18

The next Fort Point Landmark Study Committee will be held on:

Wed, June 18, 2008
5:30-8:30pm
Boston Convention Center
415 Summer Street


We are presently in a final review of the draft guidelines.

Fort Point's community representatives on the Study Committee are Valerie Burns, Steve Hollinger, Pratap Talwar and Michele Yeeles.

Please note that the date of June 18th represents an important deadline as a final opportunity for all citizens and stakeholders to request the opening of sections of the draft guidelines for possible revision. For official details regarding this deadline, the June 18 meeting agenda, or to download a set of the current draft guidelines, visit the Boston Landmarks Commission website at http://www.cityofboston.gov/environment/fpc/.

Your interest, input and support are appreciated. At this particular stage of the process, feedback on the guidelines must be directed to the entire BLC Study Committee through the Boston Landmarks Commission process as outlined at http://www.cityofboston.gov/environment/fpc/pdfs/FPC%20Review%20Deadlines.pdf.

Best,
Steve Hollinger


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Background

In 2001, the Fort Point District was petitioned for designation as a Boston Landmark District with the Boston Landmarks Commission (BLC). With the support of and funding by Boston City Council and Mayor Menino, the Fort Point District underwent a comprehensive study with a BLC-appointed historian and consultant, completing a building survey and Study Report in 2003. In 2006, the Boston Landmarks Commission convened a Study Committee of 11 Mayoral-appointed Study Commitee members (including 4 community representatives) to draft a set of District Guidelines at a series of public meetings. Since 2006, the Study Committee has been meeting publicly to draft guidelines. The Study Committee is now engaged in a review of the guidelines which, once finalized, will be adopted with the District designation anticipated for late 2008.

Other Boston Landmark Districts include Back Bay, the South End and Beacon Hill. For more information, visit the BLC website at http://www.cityofboston.gov/environment/landmarks.asp.

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