Friday, October 18, 2019

Fort Point District 100 Acres Open Space Community Workshop

The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) invites you to join the Fort Point District 100 Acres Open Space Community Workshop.

The Fort Point District 100 Acres Open Space public engagement and concept design process will serve as a guide for future development of open spaces in the area. 

Date: Saturday October 26, 2019
When: 10 AM - 12:30 PM*
Where: Artists For Humanity 100 W 2nd Street Boston, MA 02127

Joe Christo Senior Resilience & Waterfront Planner 

*An overview presentation will begin at 10 am followed by the community workshop activities.

Current goals of the project include: 

• Provide a vision and programmatic plan for future development of parks and open space that are accessible and available to all. 
• Ensure a diverse and balanced mix of parks uses based on community input and user needs.
• Develop a system of open space areas that relate to each other, the surrounding built context and the historic Fort Point Channel District. 
• Design landscapes that are adaptive and resilient to climate change impacts including sea level rise, storm surge, heat island, and stormwater, and contribute to neighborhood flood protection. 
• Establish meaningful connections to the Fort Point Channel watersheet and  surrounding open space, streets and linear connections, including Harborwalk and the South Bay Harbor Trail.

Originally published 11.11.19

Friday, October 11, 2019

BCEC Expansion Proposal Information Session Tuesday

The Massachusetts Convention Center Authority (MCCA), Senator Nick Collins and Representative David Biele will host a discussion at the Condon School regarding a proposed expansion of the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BCEC) on:

Tuesday, October 15
6 pm - 8 pm
Condon School
200 D. Street

MCCA officials will be presenting and available to answer questions.i

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Related Beal Channelside Parking Lot Planning Discussion


Related Beal invites you to a discussion regarding the planning of the parking lot located at 244-284 A Street along the Fort Point Channel. 

Thursday, October 10 at 6:00 pm

Artist for Humanity, 100 West Second St. Boston

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Fort Point Landmarks October 2019 Meeting


Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 PM
Boston City Hall - Piemonte Room (5th Floor)
After 5:30 pm, 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.


APP # 20.367 FPC    5 Channel Center
Applicant: David A. Godfroy, AIA, Dimella Shaffer Associates, Inc.
Proposed Work: At the Iron Street façade street level, install a new opening for entry doors; install canopy and signage, trellis, planter, associated landscaping and bike rack. At the first through sixth levels replace existing opaque metal panels with clear glazing and install new window openings. At the Medallion Avenue façade street level, replace two loading dock doors.

APP # 20.388 FPC    345 A Street 
Applicant: Dan Yaccarino, Lincoln Summer St. Venture, LLC
Proposed Work: At the A Street façade ground level, replace double entry doors with new double entry doors consisting of metal and glazing.

II. Advisory Review

Applicant: Stephen McDermott
Proposed Work: Install flood mitigation

III. Administrative Review

APP # 20.358 FPC 374 Congress Street:
At the Stillings Street, Congress Street, and Boston Wharf Road street level elevations, replaced rotted wood trim in kind and repaint to match upper stories.

IV.  Ratification of 08/08/2019 Public Hearing Minutes
V. Staff Updates

IV. Projected Adjournment: 7:15 PM


David Berarducci, Susan Goganian, John Karoff, Lynn Smiledge, Vacancy
Alternates: Thomas Rodde, Vacancy

originally published 10.3.19

Thompson Place to Open for Vehicles

By Friday, October 11, 2019, the City of Boston will open Thompson Place for vehicles. 

Traffic will flow, one way only, from Congress Street to Seaport Boulevard. This will continue to be a private street and there is no public street parking available. Additional traffic signs will be posted, traffic signals will control the intersection of Thompson Place and Seaport Boulevard, and Boston Police plan to be on-site at the opening. 

The BPDA presented Thomson Place: Connectivity & Design at FPNA's September 18, 2019 meeting. Further design improvements presented such as bike lanes are still under review with the City, Thomson Place owners, abutters and the community.

Sunday, October 06, 2019

Seaport & Fort Point: Transit, Development, Art & Pizza This Week & Next

Wednesday, October 2nd: Seaport Transit Strategic Plan Community Meeting (focusing on transit improvements & connectivity in the Seaport & Fort Point) will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm at WPI Seaport located at 303 Congress St. on the ground level.

Wednesday, October 2nd: The Artists At 249 A Street invite you to the opening reception of their group show presented in conjunction with the upcoming Fort Point Open Studios. The reception takes place at 249 A Street from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

Wednesday, October 2nd: FP3 Gallery presents Color. Surface. Space. by Fort Point artist Lisa Greenfield. Opening reception is from 6 pm to 8 pm at 346 Congress Street. 

Monday, October 7th:  LaPosta Public Abutters Meeting at 12 Farnsworth at 6pm. LaPosta is a new pizzeria requesting an all alcohol license in part of the former Bee Knee’s space. 

Thursday, October 10th: Related Beal invites you to a discussion on the planning of the development of 224-294 A Street, 6.5 acres along the Fort Point Channel, at 6 pm at Artists for Humanity (100 W. Second Street, next to the A Street Park).  Please R.S.V.P. 

Thursday, October 10th: Fort Point Landmarks October Meeting 6pm at Piemonte Room 5th Floor City Hall. View agenda

Friday, October 11th: Public Comment deadline for Seaport N Change of Use from residential to Life Sciences. More details on the project and submitting your feedback.

Wednesday, October 16: Last day to register to vote for Nov 5th municipal election. Here is how

Wednesday, October 16: 99 A Street (Coppersmith Life Sciences Redevelopment) Impact Advisory Group Public Meeting 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Laboure Center (275 West Broadway)

Friday, October 18 – Sunday, October 20: Save the dates for the 40th anniversary of Fort Point Open Studios presented by the Fort Point Arts Community (FPAC)

Thursday, October 03, 2019

FPNA Special Meeting: Thomson Place, New Restaurant, Darts & Updates

updated 10/03/19: Added link to Thomson Place presentation below.

FPNA Fort Point Seaport
Special Neighborhood Meeting

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
6 pm sharp
Capital One Café
57 Seaport Blvd, Second Floor


Thomson Place: Connectivity & Design Proposal
Jim Fitzgerald, Transportation & Infrastructure, BPDA
Rob Woodland, Tetra Tech
and introducing

The Nautilus Restaurant
300 Pier 4
requesting a liquor license


Flight Club
A Bar Restaurant & Social Darts Experience
60 Seaport Blvd (formerly 75 at Courthouse Square)
requesting a liquor license

Neighborhood Updates

Special thanks to Capital One Café for hosting & providing treats

originally posted 9.9.19

Tuesday, October 01, 2019

Netflix The Sleepover Filming at Congress St. Bridge This Week

LD Entertainment, in association with Netflix, is planning on filming scenes for their upcoming project “The Sleepover”, a family action/ comedy movie, in the neighborhood. 

They will be filming a stunt scene at Congress St Bridge between Dorchester Ave and Sleeper St. 

Filming will take place at night on Tuesday, October 1 through Friday, October 4, 2019.

It will require detours off of Congress St between Atlantic Ave and Sleeper St during the following times:

  • Tuesday October 1st Midnight to 5 am 
  • Wednesday, October 2nd from 8 pm to 2 am
  • Thursday, October 3rd from 8 pm to 2 am.

On Friday, October 4th from 8 pm to 2 am expect intermittent traffic control on Congress St between Dorchester Ave and Sleeper St.

A daytime scene at Boston Children’s Museum Plaza will be shoot. All the filming on the Congress St Bridge will take place at night. 

There will be a prop construction area at Congress St and Dorchester Ave. Police will be on hand to help with traffic control for vehicles and pedestrians. We will need to hold metered parking in the area. Each lockup point will be manned to allow for access to vehicles enter sites within the footprint of the detour, principally; Federal building at 600 Atlantic Ave and Atlantic Wharf Parking Garage at 280 Congress St.

On behalf of our crew, LD Entertainment would like to thank you in advance for your hospitality and for your continued support of the film and television industry in Massachusetts.

Any questions contact Jeff Dionne, Assistant Location Manager  via email or at at 413-320-3067.