Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) announced the release of a new People’s Guide to the Massachusetts Public Waterfront Act today. The guide provides crucial information about the rights of Massachusetts residents in connection to waterfront property in Boston and across the Commonwealth, as well as actions they can take to protect public access to Boston Harbor and other coastal tidelands.→Source: Conservation Law Foundation
The City of Boston is hosting a community meeting about the Northern Avenue Bridge project. It will begin with an open house where participants can view project materials, learn more about the current bridge’s structural analysis, mobility evaluation, placemaking, and design process, and speak with members of the project team. A presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by time for Q&A.
Date: November 28, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Location: District Hall
More Information: northernavebridgebos.com/news-meetings
“Everyone is focused on public space right now and improving it in Detroit as the city comes back,” [Laura] Trudeau said. Despite the disparate ownership, management and funding streams, it’s important to think holistically about Detroit’s public spaces, she said. “The value of the system is the sum of all the parts.”
The Suffolk Downs proposal by HYM includes 10.5 million square feet of mixed-use development and 40 acres of open space on the 109 acres of the site in the City of Boston (additional space is in the City of Revere). Public meetings are ongoing (see link below) and public comments on the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) are accepted through mid-December.
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar
The sudden availability this past week of a sizable chunk of land in South Boston presents a rare opportunity for the city — one that ought to prompt a discussion of what we want for the future of the city’s fastest-growing business neighborhood.→Source: Boston Business Journal
To reclaim the some of the public land along the Harbor, CLF gathered the public to enjoy the space they’re entitled to: the front lawn of the InterContinental Hotel. The second annual Pitch a Blanket was a reminder that all residents have the right to enjoy public spaces like the Harbor.→Source: Conservation Law Foundation