BPDA Flood Resilient Building Guidelines & Zoning Overlay District Open House

Join the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) for an open house on the City of Boston’s efforts to promote buildings that are better adapted to coastal flooding and sea level rise. This is an opportunity to learn about the development of flood resilient building guidelines and resiliency zoning, talk to experts, and provide input.

Date: May 14, 6:30–8:00 p.m.
Location: East Boston YMCA
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

As Boston Pursues Climate Resilience, Some Warn Efforts Could Make Inequality Worse

The city’s resilience initiatives are wrapped in the language of equity — in Walsh’s words, representing “Boston’s historic commitment to our collective well-being.” But some experts worry the push for climate adaptation could make inequality worse, a possible multiplier of the so-called “green gentrification” they say is already underway in two neighborhoods at the center of the city’s climate resilience strategy: East Boston and South Boston.

→Source: WBUR

Ferry Proposal Aims To Connect Downtown, Dorchester And Quincy

Development along Boston’s waterfront has led to greater demand for transportation, and that need could be met by new ferries serving downtown Boston, Quincy and Dorchester, according to two business plans released Tuesday.

→Source: WBUR

Nonprofit floats details about new proposed Boston Harbor ferry routes

The business plans for two new Boston Harbor ferry routes are done. Now comes the hard part: finding someone willing to secure and administer these boats, and finding potential subsidies to offset the costs. Boston Harbor Now has been working on the routes for essentially two years.

→Source: The Boston Globe

VIDEO: Conservation Law Foundation Discusses Challenge to Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan

Peter Shelley of the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) provided an update on the non-profit’s legal challenge to the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. After the State approved the Municipal Harbor Plan last year, CLF and abutting Harbor Towers, filed separate lawsuits to challenge the plan’s legality. After reviewing the history and intended MHP scope, Shelley and CLF are highlighting three specific concerns.

→Source: North End Waterfront

City Announces New Capital Funding For Cutillo Park Study, North End Library and Columbus Playground

The city funding is dedicated to public community spaces. It is worth noting that all three new projects respond to needs highlighted by local residents through various non-profit “Friends” groups, such as the recently formed Friends of Cutillo Park, Friends of the North End Branch Library and Friends of Christopher Columbus Park.

→Source: North End Waterfront

Beyond the glass box: Architecture in the Seaport is just starting to get interesting

A little over two years ago, developer Michael Phillips told architect David Manfredi to his face that the biggest liability of Boston’s Seaport District was “uninspiring architecture.” … [T]here have been similar critiques for years that the Seaport is full of cold, glass boxes — and it’s starting to be more openly discussed. At least some of the developers of the remaining blocks of property in the neighborhood aim to tackle the critique head-on.

→Source: Boston Business Journal

Piers Park Sailing Center 2019 Opening Day – Free Sailing

Join PPSC for free sailing kayaking, food, and live music to celebrate 21 years on the water!

Date: May 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Piers Park, East Boston
More Information: facebook.com/events

Non-Profit The Harborkeepers Begin Year Of Boston Harbor Cleanups

Community activists helped to clean up Boston Harbor’s coastline this weekend. The Harborkeepers, a non-profit, began their year of cleanups Saturday at LoPresti Park in East Boston.

→Source: WBZ NewsRadio

7 American cities that could disappear by 2100

One in six homes in Boston, Massachusetts could be flooded regularly by the turn of the century. … NOAA has also said there’s a near-certain likelihood that Boston will see at least one flood above 6 feet by 2050.

→Source: Business Insider

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