Friday, January 19, 2018

Local Filmmakers' Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart Premiers Tonight

Fort Point filmmakers, Tracy Heather Strain and Randal MacLowry of The Film Posse, are the producers behind the first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry premiering tonight on American Masters at 9 pm on PBS.

Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart delves into the life of the playwright famously known for A Raisin In The Sun and reveals her impact as an artist, activist, revolutionary, rebel and visionary. The film reveals Hansberry’s prescient works tackling race, human rights, women’s equality and sexuality that anticipated social and political movements on the horizon. The Toronto International Film Festival, DOC NYC Film Festival, and Chicago International Film Festival chose Sighted Eyes / Feeling Heart as an official selection.

Tune into American Masters Friday, January 19, 2018 at 9 pm to discover the inspiring life of Lorraine Hansberry. In the words of Ms Strain "If you only know A Raisin In The Sun, then you don't know Lorraine Hansberry." 

Monday, January 15, 2018

FPNA Wants You To Help Celebrate 2018

Fort Point Neighborhood Association
cordially invites you to a

2018 Neighborhood Celebration
Thursday, January 18
6 pm - 8 pm
Sky Lounge
315 on A, 2oth floor

315 A Street

Bastille Kitchen
Boston Public Market
Empire Restaurant & Lounge
Fromage Wine & Cheese Bar
Hopsters Brewing
Kings Dining & Entertainment
Lola 42
Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar
Mayhew Wine Shop
Oak & Rowan

Outlook Kitchen and Bar

Row 34 
Sagarino's Market 
Social Wines
The Maiden
The Smoke Shop BBQ

YO! Sushi

R.S.V.P. required as space is limited
Tickets $10
Free with online membership. Members are automatically entered into a drawing for a chance to win prizes from local businesses. 
Special thanks to our participating restaurants and merchants and to Equity Residential for the spectacular view and venue.
published originally 1.10.18

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Fan Pier Public Meeting

The BPDA will be hosting a public meeting regarding proposed changes to the Fan Pier development submitted by Fan Pier Development, LLC to the Boston Planning & Development Agency on December 18, 2017. The community meeting will take place:

Thursday, January 18, 2018
6 pm - 7 pm
Norman B. Leventhal Room
50 Rowes Wharf

The notice of project changes relates to Parcels H and E of the Fan Pier Development. At present, Parcel H consists of an underground garage and foundation. This proposed Second Amendment to PDA No. 54 requests the elimination of the current requirement in the Original Development Plan that "at least one of the parcels on which hotel use is permitted shall be developed in whole or in part as a hotel" (the "Hotel Requirement"). The elimination of the Hotel Requirement from the Original Development Plan will allow Parcel H to be dedicated to residential use with ground and second-floor facilities of public accommodation, including civic/cultural space. This Notice of Project Change relates the Proponent's intent to develop Parcel E as an all office building with ground floor retail and other facilities of public accommodation, and with no laboratory space, as was previously approved. This updated program for Parcel E is already allowed by the Original Development Plan, but reflects an update to the uses for Parcel E last considered under Article 80B of the City of Boston Zoning Code, governing impact review.

Read the Notice of Project Change & 2nd PDA Amendment

Comment Period ends February 5, 2018

Contact BPDA Project Manager Aisling Kerr

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Fan Pier Civic/Cultural Space Open For Bid

Updated 1/10/18: Site visit pre- RFI meeting is scheduled for Jan. 18th from 3pm to 4pm at 50 Liberty Dr. The site is under construction and attendees are advised to dress accordingly. Visitors will be asked to sign waivers prior to entry.  

On January 2, 2018 Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) released a Request For Interest (RFI) in the lease of civic/cultural space at 50 Liberty on the Fan Pier.

The RFI is part of the City of Boston’s long-standing planning objectives for the South Boston Waterfront District, which include a broad mix of uses tied together with an inviting pedestrian scale with continuous public access along the waterfront on the Harborwalk. The mix of uses necessary for a vibrant district include residential, commercial, hotel, retail, open space, and civic and cultural uses. The need for a strong civic and cultural presence in the district was underscored through the approval of the South Boston Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan, which calls for 127,000 SF of new civic/cultural uses to balance the scale of new private development on the filled tidelands of the neighborhood. Existing civic and cultural destinations in the area include Boston Children’s Museum, Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art (“ICA”) Boston Community Boating (“BCB”), Midway Studios, Fort Point Artists Community, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center (BCEC); and the Society of Arts & Crafts.

50 Liberty is the seventh building to be constructed by the Fallon Company as part of the Fan Pier project, an approximately three million square foot mixed-use development on the South Boston Waterfront.

The 50 Liberty Civic/Cultural Space consists of 5,000 square feet of gross floor area on the southeast corner of the first floor of 50 Liberty, and the balance of 8,166 square feet of gross floor area is on the second floor of 50 Liberty.

The Developer/Landlord, in conjunction with the BPDA, is seeking letters of interest from Boston-based qualified civic and cultural operators to lease the 50 Liberty Civic/Cultural Space. The Landlord will lease the 50 Liberty Civic/Cultural Space to the selected user for an annual triple net rent of $1.00. The selected user will be responsible for the maintenance of the space, all of their insurance, and a pro rata share of operating expenses for 50 Liberty allocated to the space. It is currently estimated that such monthly operating expenses will be less than $0.40 per square foot in the first year of operation of the Condominium. The selected user will receive a $25 PSF-construction allowance (totaling $329,150) toward improvements to the warm, white space necessary or desirable for occupancy. Completion of 50 Liberty is expected in the first quarter of 2018 and occupancy expected upon execution of lease.

To download a copy of the request for information, please visit Boston Plans. According to the website there will be a pre-RFI meeting on January 18, 2018. The submission deadline is February 2nd at 5 pm.

originally published 1.3.18

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

Snow Emergency, Parking Ban & No School

Updated 1/5/18: The City of Boston snow emergency and parking ban is no longer in effect.

A snow emergency and parking ban goes into effect starting at 7 a.m. on Thursday, January 4. Boston Public Schools and libraries are closed, select BCYF Centers will remain open.