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
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 firstname.lastname@example.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
- Friends of the East Boston Greenway: →Monthly Meeting
- Friends of the Boston HarborWalk: →Monthly Meeting