Thursday, November 19, 2015

Fort Point Holiday Social December 1st

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association

invites you to
celebrate with your neighbors at

Fort Point Holiday Social
Tuesday,  December 1st
6 pm - 8 pm
Sky Lounge, 20th floor
315 on A

with special thanks to

Bastille Kitchen 
Bee's Knees Supply Company
Fort Point Market
Fromage Wine & Cheese Bar 
Internal Matter
Oak + Rowan
OutLook Kitchen + Bar
Row 34
Sagarino's Market
Social Wines
Tavern Road
The Barking Crab
Trillium Brewing Company
315 on A & Equity Residential

Musical Interlude by Roberto & Kathryn

R.S.V.P. (space is limited at this free event)

Sign up for membership

If you like to support the FPNA, please consider becoming a member of the Fort Point Neighborhood Association. Join by November 30, 2015 and be entered in a drawing to win gift cards to your favorite Fort Point restaurants.  Your membership allows the FPNA to continue to advocate for Fort Point, offer monthly meetings for the neighborhood, and signature projects including our flowers and vines along A Street.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Dot Avenue Corridor Plan: Design Workshop

Join the Boston Redevelopment Authority on:

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5:30–6:00 PM: Open House and Networking
6:00–8:00 PM: Design workshop
195 Old Colony Rd

The workshop will focus on the future character, density and open space within the study area.
This workshop is the fifth and final workshop in this phase of public planning meetings for the Dorchester Avenue corridor in South Boston.

A Dot Ave. Design Recap Session & Dialogue will be held on Monday, December 14th at 6PM at the same meeting location. There will be also be a conversation about the elements and components of a draft plan.

More details on the Dot Ave Corridor Plan.

originally posted 11.10.15

Friday, November 13, 2015

Fort Point Holiday Social Is Coming

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association will be hosting
 the second annual Fort Point Holiday Social on:

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
315 on A Sky Lounge
315 A Street, 20th Floor

Mark your calendar and watch your inbox for an invitation to celebrate our amazing neighborhood with your neighbors. 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Imagine Boston 2030 Drop-In Open House

Mayor Walsh invites you to imagine the future of Boston!
Monday, November 16

4:00 – 7:00 pm: drop in anytime
Bruce C. Bolling Municipal Building
2300 Washington Street, Dudley Square
Across from Dudley Square Station on the Silver Line

Imagine Boston 2030 is the first citywide plan in 50 years. The public is invited to give input to help define a vision for the future of Boston, and guide the preservation, enhancement, and growth of our city’s neighborhoods.

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Fort Point & Boston Seaport Neighborhood Forum Recap

The neighborhood forum of Boston’s historic Fort Point and the Seaport District at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) on October 22, 2015 focused on the arts, culture and planning. The event was organized by Mayor Walsh’s administration in partnership with the Fort Point Arts Community, the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Urban Culture Institute. View slideshow.

ICA Executive Director Jill Medvedow welcomed the speakers and attendees. The eighty year Institute of Contemporary Art moved to the waterfront in 2006. 

Jen Mecca, Chair of the Board of Directors introduced the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC). Founded in 1980, FPAC has developed three artist live/work buildings in Fort Point and hosts two open studio weekends every year in the spring and the fall. 

Christina Lanzl, co-founder of the Urban Culture Institute, gave an overview of her 20-year history in Fort Point and highlighted current projects in partnership with the City of Boston, the MBTA and FPAC. 

City of Boston presenters were Julie Burros, Chief of Arts and Culture, John Fitzgerald, Deputy Director of Imagine Boston 2030, and Rich McGuinness, Deputy Director of Waterfront Planning.  

Richard McGuinness shared his current work on the downtown waterfront and his insights on the series of planning projects he completed for the Boston Redevelopment Authority in Fort Point and the Seaport from 2000 to 2015. He concluded his remarks with lessons learned and inspirations drawn from a recently completed research trip to Seattle. 

Julie Burros gave an update on the ongoing Boston Creates city-wide cultural plan, which is expected to build a shared vision for arts and culture for the first time in the city's history. Of note are her plans to update the BRA's Artist Certification program and to increase the number of artist housing units. To bolster the capacity of the office of Arts and Culture, a new planner has been added to the team in October 2015.

​John Fitzgerald introduced the recently launched municipal urban design plan Imagine Boston 2030. The City's last master plan was completed 50 years ago. A robust community participation process is part of this initiative, similar to the cultural plan process.

Full summary at the Urban Culture Institute.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

Arts and The Commonwealth At South Boston Arts Association

The South Boston Arts Association invites you to a discussion about the Arts and the Commonwealth with special guest Representative Nick Collins. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015
9:30 am
Curley Community Center
(L Street Bath House at the M Street entrance)

Come hear about the role of Massachusetts in the arts and in particular Representative Collin's pro-art activity at the state level.

Fort Point Channel Landmarks November 2015 Meeting


Thursday, November 12, 2015
5:30 PM
Boston City Hall – Piemonte Room
After 5:30 p.m., enter and exit City Hall at the Dock Square entrance on Congress Street (across from Faneuil Hall).

Subject of the hearing will be applications for Certificates of Design Approval on the agenda below, review of architectural violations and such business as may come before the commission, in accordance with Ch. 772 of the Acts of 1975, as amended. Applications are available for review during normal business hours at the office of the Environment Department. 


Application 16.464 FPC 364-372 Congress Street (continued)
Applicant: Caffè Nero (tenant): Install awnings, signage, patio furniture, railings and planters

5:45 P.M.
Application 16.693 308 Congress Street
Applicant: Boston Children’s Museum (owners): Conduct complete masonry restoration, including the potential restoration of sealed window openings, replacement of metal spandrel panels, etc.

6:00 P.M.
Application 16.694 5 Channel Center
Applicant: Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems (tenant): Install photo-voltaic array at roof of elevator override.

II. Administrative Review/Approval: In order to expedite the review process, the commission has delegated the approval of certain work items, such as those involving ordinary maintenance and repair, restoration or replacement, or which otherwise have a minimal impact on a building’s appearance, to the staff pending ratification at its monthly public hearing. Having been identified as meeting these eligibility criteria and all relevant guidelines, the following applications will be approved at this hearing:

Application 16.555 308 Congress Street: Repair/repoint/clean masonry


22 Boston Wharf Road: Berkeley Investments, Inc., has requested an advisory hearing regarding a proposed 2-story addition at the property, including the introduction of ground-floor retail space.


Wednesday, November 04, 2015

A Fort Point Welcome To Boston City Councilors

The Fort Point Neighborhood Association (FPNA) congratulates our District City Councilor Bill Linehan and City Councilors-At-Large: Ayanna Pressley, Michelle Wu, and Michael Flaherty on their re-election to City Council. We extend a warm welcome to City Councilor-At-Large-Elect Annissa Essaibi George. The FPNA looks forward to working with our City Councilors on Fort Point community issues in the new term.