Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory/Public Meeting

The Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee was tasked with assisting the City in the development of a new harbor plan for the Downtown Waterfront District. The public and waterfront stakeholders are encouraged to attend:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
6 pm - 8 pm
Boston City Hall
Piemonte Room, 5th Floor

to hear about the Downtown Waterfront District Municipal Harbor Plan draft as submitted Sept. 6, 2016. The Downtown Waterfront MHP covers three key parcels: the Marriott Long Wharf (18,000 sf ground floor public activation), The Harbor Garage site (new 600' structure & 30% open space) and the James Hook Wharf site (305' structure & 30% open space). The plan spans the full extent of the Greenway District corridor, from Chinatown to the North End. 

All of the waterfront parcels within the Greenway District are subject to the state’s Waterways Regulations, Massachusetts General Law (M.G.L.) Chapter 91, which establishes specific building design and use requirements to ensure new waterfront projects serve a proper public purpose and support water-dependent uses. To facilitate the harbor planning process a range of public benefits and mitigation offsets need to be advanced for projects that propose building metrics that do not conform to Chapter 91 standards. This plan will inform the MHP process through the establishment of guidelines and priorities to further activate the watersheet and water’s edge.

Starting October 19th the BPDA (formerly BRA) will accept public comments on the draft. View all documents.

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