Tuesday, November 14, 2017

City Council Hearing For Seaport/Fort Point Public Facilities (Civic Spaces) & Services

Updated  11/14/17: City Council Hearing is postponed pending a new date.

City Council President Michele Wu is sponsoring a hearing (docket #1320) to review plans for public facilities (including civic spaces) and services in the Seaport on:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
11 am
City Hall
5th Floor, Christopher Iannella Chamber
Public is welcome to attend and offer testimony (details below:)
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  • Whereas, The South Boston Waterfront or Seaport neighborhood has undergone an unprecedented residential transformation, with the population more than doubling between 2000 and 2015; and
  • Whereas, The residential population of the Seaport neighborhood is set to continue to grow at a high rate, given that more than 4,100 new units of housing were approved between 2010 and 2016 with some estimates that the population will exceed 20,000 people by 2030; and
  • Whereas, Residents in the Seaport and Fort Point do not have immediate access to civic spaces or public facilities, as there is no school, library, community center, fire station or police station in the neighborhood, and
  • Whereas, The ongoing and projected developments in the neighborhood represent important opportunities to address the lack of public facilities and services; Now Therefore Be It
  • Ordered, That the appropriate committee of the Boston City Council hold a public hearing to review the unprecedented residential transformation of the South Boston Waterfront and to discuss plans to expand access to public facilities and services in the neighborhood. Representatives from various City of Boston Departments and other interested parties shall be invited to attend. 

Members of the public are cordially invited to attend and testify.  If you have not testified at a Council hearing before, please arrive (5) minutes before the call of the hearing to sign up and become familiar with the hearing format, testimony locations, and sound system. Please bring fifteen (15) copies of any written documentation you wish to present at the hearing. Written comments may be made part of the record and available to all Councilors by sending them by email. If you know of others who may be interested in this hearing, kindly notify them.

Committee Liaison: Juan Lopez. Contact via email or call 617-635-3041
Committee on Planning & Development Chair: City Councilor Michael Flaherty

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