Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Love Our Historic District? We Are Looking For Commissioners.

If you love our Fort Point Historic District, the City is looking for Commissioners to serve on the Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission (FPCLDC)Their goal is to fill all vacancies within the next two weeks.  

The Fort Point Channel Landmark District (FPCLD) encompasses roughly 55 acres across the Fort Point Channel from downtown Boston. Developed in the 1830s by the Boston Wharf Company and owned by the company until the early 2000s, the Fort Point Channel area is Boston’s largest, most cohesive, and most significant collection of late 19th and early 20th century industrial loft buildings. For greater historical background, please check out the Fort Point Channel Landmark District Study Report.

The Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission (FPCLDC) meets on the second Thursday of each month to review exterior alterations. 

If you are a residential property owner or commercial property owner for two years or more within our historic district boundaries, you are eligible. Please read below for exact specifications.

At this time, there are three vacant seats: one full resident property owner seat and two business/commercial property owner seats (full and alternate). Here are the qualifications:

a. All members and alternates from the district shall have established primary residence or property ownership of no less than two years within the District. 

b. The full residential member shall have established primary residency in the District and be a resident owner/occupant

c. The other member and alternate shall be commercial property owners in the District. They are not required to be residents of the District. 

If you are interested in serving or have questions, please contact FPNA (Fort Point Neighborhood Association) today with your contact information, a brief resume, and why you are interested in serving. Those with architectural or historic preservation experience are especially encouraged to apply. FPNA is a nominating organization to the Fort Point Channel Landmark District Commission. 

originally published 03.03.24

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