Wednesday, January 13, 2021

What You Want To Know To Start 2021

updated 1/13/21: Jan. 14th Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission Meeting is cancelled.  

Welcome to the first full week of 2021. 

Here are a few things you might like to know:

Yesterday (1/5/21), Mayor Walsh extended Boston's modified reopening phase 2, step 2 for at least three more weeks until January 27, 2021 to help reduce the spread of COVID 19. 

If you have a Christmas tree and are looking for a free way to give it a new life, the City of Boston is offering free pickup on the first recycling day of this week and next week. The first recycling day of the week in Fort Point and Seaport appears to be Thursday. To be sure, check your recycling trash day. The tree must be ready by 6am and clear of ornaments, lights and tinsel in preparation for compost shredding. The compost will then be distributed to Boston Parks to help new plants grow.

There is a new electricity supplier in town through the City of Boston Community Choice Electricity Program. If you are an Eversource basic customer and do not opt out by Jan. 11, you will be automatically enrolled in the City program. Eversource will continue to bill you and deliver your electricity. You will see the supplier listed as Constellation NewEnergy, Inc.   If you already have an alternative electricity supplier, you will not be impacted; however, you may sign up for the City program if you wish. The City program does not guarantee a lower rate than Eversource. It does offer more renewable energy. If you have questions not answered on the Community Choice Electricity Program website, there are virtual office hours  on Tuesdays and Thursday 12pm - 1pm. through February 2, 2021.

The Return of Community Meetings   

Jan. 6 at 6pm: 776 Summer St (former Edison Power Plant site) Public Meeting. In case you missed the December meeting, you can find out more about this 15.2 acre mixed development and community benefits as the development team advances the plan development area (PDA) for approval.

Jan. 7 at 6pm: Hook Wharf (James Hook site) Impact Advisory Group Meeting, The public is welcome to attend to hear about the proposed hotel and restaurant with public realm and Harborwalk improvements.  

Jan. 12 at 5:30pm: Fort Point 100 Acres Open Space Concept Plan Virtual Open House to present the release of the draft plan for community feedback. The park designs and network is to strengthen connections to the waterfront, create a more resilient community and expand recreation, events, and green space public access. The project scope expanded to include complementary ground floor use recommendations for park visitors.

Jan. 12 at 6:00pm: Hook Wharf Public Meeting to review the Hook Wharf project and allow for more public engagement is cancelled due to the Mayor's State of the City. The meeting will be rescheduled. 

Jan. 12 at 7:30pm: Mayor Walsh's State of the City address will be broadcast on all major local networks as well as livestreamed on

Jan. 13 at 6pm: Coastal Flood Resilience Zoning Overlay (CFROD) Public Meeting. The CFRZO provides new zoning definitions, dimensional and use standards for development projects to promote resilient design and better prepare new and existing buildings for future coastal storms and sea level rise. The meeting will include a presentation of the draft zoning article and overlay district, followed by Q&A and comments. 

Jan. 14 at 6pm: Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission Public Meeting  is cancelled. 22 Boston Wharf Rd: At the roof level, construct a roof deck, egress stair and head house.

Jan. 15 at 10am: Coastal Flood Resilience Zoning Overlay (CFROD) Public Meeting. This meeting is a repeat of the one on Jan. 13th. 

Jan 26 at 6pm: Save the date for the FPNA Neighborhood Virtual Gathering. Any ideas or neighborhood concerns, please email FPNA

originally published 01.06.21

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