Ferry service in Boston Harbor is looking to add new destinations.
According to Banker and Tradesman, “at public meetings during the summer, many attendees requested more inner harbor service…[while] outside of Boston, the report recommended expanding commuter ferry service from Hingham, Hull, Lynn, Quincy, Salem and Winthrop and starting a new service from Dorchester’s Columbia Point.”
The goal is to begin expanded service in 2019.
For additional information, continue on to Bander and Tradesman’s website to read its complete coverage.
The city of Boston gives the “Green Light” for Chiofaro’s 600 foot Harbor Tower project.
From the Boston Business Journal:
The city-approved plan allows for a 600-foot tower at the site of the Boston Harbor Garage, a 1,380-space, 70-foot parking garage owned by Chiofaro, with 50 percent of the project site required to be open space. It also allows for a 305-foot, 22-story tower at the site of James Hook & Co. seafood restaurant on Northern Avenue, which would call for 30 percent of the lot as open space.
The plan covers 42 acres of downtown waterfront — of which about 22 acres is filled tidelands, while the remainder is the harbor — and 26 separate land parcels. The public process to develop a planning vision for the waterfront began in 2013.
Seaplanes in Boston Harbor? Well this could be one of the new commuter services being embraced by the city leadership.
According to a Boston Business Journal report, “Boston’s top economic development official said Thursday that the city will launch a waterfront planning effort intended to bring more programming and public access to the harbor while also opening the potential for commercial seaplane service in the years ahead…A waterfront plan would likely join with Imagine Boston 2030, the city’s first comprehensive master plan in the past five decades. It also comes during a construction boom throughout Boston, particularly throughout the South Boston waterfront.
You can read the full BBJ article on its website.
Yes, cool space can still be found in the Seaport. Lose It is on the lucky side with a great view Boston’s waterfront at 250 Northern Avenue.
“Snuggled up in the Seaport, the startup has miraculously secured one of the best views of the harbor in the city. Seriously…Lose It!’s handful of employees are living large. An entire side of the company’s perfect, petite office is glass, overlooking the water. On nice days, people can venture outside onto the balcony and scoop up a spot on a bench to take their phone calls and lunches in the open air.”