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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

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

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

TACC Waterways Data Walk – Connecting Residents of Roxbury and North Dorchester to Boston’s Waterfront

Explore what The American City Coalition (TACC) and partners Kelley Chunn & Associates and Denterlein have learned from their Waterways project and discuss solutions for building a stronger connection between Boston’s neighborhoods and the waterfront.

Date: May 31, 8:00–10:00 a.m.
Location: Boston Society of Architects, 290 Congress Street, Boston
RSVP: Email charlotte_rice@tamcc.org by May 24

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

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

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