Can the new Suffolk Downs avoid the mistakes of the Seaport District?
There is something to prove: That given the opportunity to build a new neighborhood [at Suffolk Downs], we don’t develop another white rich enclave like the Seaport, that new Boston isn’t just for those who can afford it and that this time around development will be far more inclusive.→Source: The Boston Globe
Boston Children’s Museum chief talks Seaport growth, rising sea levels
The Boston Business Journal spoke with Charnow to ask about the museum’s current priorities as well as how the Seaport’s growing population impacts its strategic plan.→Source: Boston Business Journal
Should Burke Lakefront Airport close? Coalition keeps important question alive
Cities across the U.S. and around the world have been revitalizing their waterfronts for decades, reaping benefits in livability, environmental sustainability, climate resilience, and economic vitality. But 15 years after it finished the biggest lakefront plan in a half century, Cleveland is still far behind waterfront cities including Chicago and Toronto and playing catch-up. One of the biggest obstacles to a transformation is Burke Lakefront Airport, a 450-acre facility built on landfill, with 3.1 miles of Lake Erie shoreline around its edges.→Source: The Plain Dealer
‘Resiliency’ plans a sticking point in Port Norfolk build-out
Neighbors’ concerns range from traffic to gentrification, but it’s the sticking point of climate resilience that illustrates the difficulties that could lie ahead for communities trying to leverage private investment to fortify the waterfront.→Source: Dorchester Report & WBUR
Video depicts how rising seas will affect South Boston
The developers who want to turn South Boston’s shuttered L Street Power Station into a huge complex of housing and office space know that rising seas will someday come for their waterfront site. Now they’re releasing a video that shows, in vivid detail, just how much and where that water might go.→Source: The Boston Globe
Pitch A Blanket Day on Boston’s Waterfront
Join Boston Waterfront Partners to celebrate and enjoy public spaces on Boston’s waterfront. Pack a picnic, pitch a blanket, and enjoy games with friends and neighbors—and learn more about your rights along Boston’s waterfront, too.
Date: July 25, 5:30–7:00 p.m.
Location: The Public Green, Seaport District (1 Marina Park Drive)
More Information and RSVP: clf.org/publicspace
What’s next for Peddocks Island? Advocates are planning its future — and they want the public’s help
A sampling of ideas [are] being floated as part of the Peddocks Island Vision Plan, a long-term project to reimagine and develop the second-largest Boston Harbor island, with the hope of attracting more visitors to its shorelines.→Source: The Boston Globe
Boston Waterfront Partners submit joint comment on Northern Avenue Bridge proposals
Boston Waterfront Partners jointly submitted a comment letter to the City of Boston about the Northern Avenue Bridge redevelopment, noting that “a bridge designed for the people of our city, not for its cars, is an important milestone in the progress you have made to a more equitable, welcoming, and resilient waterfront.”
Read the full comment letter here.→Source: Boston Waterfront Partners
In the Great Marsh and other coastal wetlands, climate change is harming delicate ecosystems
Wetlands such as [the Great Marsh] are crucial buffers against the damaging effects of rising sea levels from climate change. Yet the very forces unleashed by global warming are pounding away at the Great Marsh and other saltwater wetlands: higher tides — more than 8 inches here over the past century — and a 20 percent increase in precipitation over roughly the same period.→Source: The Boston Globe
Chelsea Creek Visioning Community Meeting
Help shape the future of the Chelsea Creek waterfront in Chelsea and East Boston. Breakfast and lunch, interpretation, and childcare will be provided.
Date: June 1, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Location: Kelly Elementary School, Mary C. Burke Complex, Chelsea
More Information: facebook.com/events
- Friends of the East Boston Greenway: →Monthly Meeting
- Friends of the Boston HarborWalk: →Monthly Meeting