Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Ground Floor Uses & Watersheet Activation: 244 -284 A St Public Meeting Tuesday

10/21 Updated with presentation link (see below). Meeting video should be available within next 24 hours at Boston Plans.

The next meeting for the 244-284 A St development will focus on Ground Floor Uses and Watersheet Activation on:

6  pm

This entire site is under Massachusetts General Law Chapter 91 and MassDEP jurisdiction, which means that in exchange for property owners using MA filled tidelands, there must be public access and substantial public benefits and public purposes provided. Buildings in jurisdiction must have ground floors composed of 75% facilities of public accommodation (FPA). FPA may include retail, restaurants, bars, cafes, community, civic or cultural spaces, etc. There is also a requirement of 50% open space, which will be covered in part by the ongoing 100 Acres Open Space design initiative. 

What do you think the neighborhood needs? Do we want a diverse mix of uses that can also be family friendly at different price points?  How would you or your family enjoy spending time at the ground level of the proposed three buildings? How could ground floor uses complement water activities?

Chapter 91 also requires public access, which is why the Harborwalk exists and provides an easy and inviting access for all to the Channel from inland communities.

Once at the Channel, water activities like canoeing and kayaking can be supported and complemented with on-shore interpretive signage, boat facilities, public art, etc...

Fort Point Channel Watersheet Activation Plan

How would you activate the watersheet? The Fort Point Watersheet Activation Plan presents ideas and a vision. The plan starts on page 25.  What would you like to see implemented? What other ideas would be fun? 

NEW Project Comment Deadline: November 10, 2020

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