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At the last “PLAN” Charlestown meeting, the BPDA stated they “heard” from the community, and shared the slide that  83 respondents commented below. The BPDA survey will be online and open for feedback for two weeks following the workshop through November 22, 2021. PLEASE COMMENT on “PLAN”: Charlestown, please reach out to Jason Ruggiero at jason.ruggiero@boston.gov. 83 respondents versus 2700 signatures for a Charlestown Master Plan procured by WethePeople02129 group  (with the efforts of Ann Kelleher, Toby Goldstein and Rosemary Kverick) 2700 signatures to request from Mayor Martin J Walsh that Charlestown have a Master Plan: Charlestown Preservation Society (CPS) President Amanda Zettel and Charlestown Historic Society (CHS) President Julie Hall took the 2700 signatures to a meeting with Mayor Walsh and with the  BRA Executive team, requesting a Master Plan for the entire Charlestown community, a true Master Plan.

Julie and Amanda reported after the meeting, that “The Mayor gave us his word” and “We did it.”  In less than a day, the BRA announced there was NO Master Plan for Charlestown however they would do (another) study of the Rutherford corridor. The Charlestown community pushed back. The BPDA concocted “PLAN” Charlestown which does NOT include any of the development sites which will impact ALL of Charlestown residents. CPS and CHS support “PLAN” Charlestown despite ALL these $Billions of development, on approximately 100 acres, with thousands of new residents which impact residents on this one square mile are NOT INCLUDED: The Bunker Hill Housing: The largest public housing in New England, slated to expand to 2699 units, on 26 acres, with fifteen  massive buildings; with five of the buildings ten stories high will be segregated affordable, elevatored buildings with slivers of greenspace, next to the Tobin Bridge… Segregated housing in a community with tablets of the names of the brave citizens fallen and dead at the Civil War.    THIS project is TEN STORIES high replacing 3 stories, yet the development team claims it is integrated in the fabric of our community. It is NOT. 

These buildings are half the height of the Bunker Hill Monument, which now can be seen for miles, and is our nation’s first Monument, which should be preserved and protected.  These renderings are misleading.  The Revere Sugar site/Schrafft:  Massive 21 acre waterfront development  https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2021/09/30/massive-charlestown-waterfront-project-would-inclu.html Sullivan Square:   RISE DEVELOPMENT: 5 ACRES https://www.nbcboston.com/boston-business-journal/massive-redevelopment-project-proposed-for-charlestowns-sullivan-square/2499036/ Including BRA owned sites and One Mystic, 685 units (1400 residents) with 240 parking spaces.  https://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/one-mystic-avenue Curiously, The BPDA opposed the density: https://charlestownbridge.com/2021/05/20/one-mystic-opening-meeting-pits-union-leaders-against-bpda-opposition/ HOOD PLANT: 20 ACRES of development http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/c3c22f97-57e6-4ed0-adc5-49a20ea4514b      http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/hood-park-master-plan-npc       The greenspace is not that large. Go see it. RUTHERFORD Corridor: Expansive Development opportunities RELATED BEAL: 4.37 Acres of development CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD: NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: 13 ACRES    Master Plan for Visitor Center https://charlestownbridge.com/2021/05/26/national-parks-to-host-engagement-meeting-on-navy-yard-master-plan/ https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=90626 NONE of the sites above are included in PLAN Charlestown.  83 Respondents are “heard” over 2700 signatures for a Master Plan.  (What is PLAN Charlestown? Monument Avenue? Monument Square Area? What “planning” is needed there?) JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW. LET OTHERS KNOW As was mentioned at the CNC meeting, “Since there is a newly elected Mayor…why don’t the BPDA take a pause?” https://bpda.app.box.com/s/r7v31yw8ielmhuaq8uochkf6l7oiignf “WHY DON’T THE BPDA LISTEN?” WHY IS THE COMMUNITY NOT HEARD but 83 respondents are considered valid? It is NOT a valid sample of Charlestown. http://charlestownbridge.com/2021/10/28/plan-charlestown-process-creates-more-questions-as-it-moves-forward/ 36 CONTRIBUTORS vs 2700 SIGNATURES https://map.social/Community.php?CommunityID=295 PLEASE COMMENT:   This survey will be online and open for feedback through November 22, 2021. PLEASE COMMENT about PLAN: Charlestown, please reach out to Jason Ruggiero at jason.ruggiero@boston.gov.

The Bunker Hill Housing:The largest public housing in New England, slated to expand to 2699 units, on 26 acres, with fifteen  massive buildings; with five of the buildings ten stories high will be segregated affordable, elevatored buildings with slivers of greenspace, next to the Tobin Bridge… Segregated housing in a community with tablets of the names of the brave citizens fallen and dead at the Civil War. 

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THIS project is TEN STORIES high replacing 3 stories, yet the development team claims it is integrated in the fabric of our community. It is NOT. 
These buildings are half the height of the Bunker Hill Monument, which now can be seen for miles, and is our nation’s first Monument, which should be preserved and protected.  These renderings are misleading. 

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The Revere Sugar site/Schrafft:  Massive 21 acre waterfront development 
https://www.bizjournals.com/boston/news/2021/09/30/massive-charlestown-waterfront-project-would-inclu.html


Sullivan Square:  RISE DEVELOPMENT: 5 ACRES

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https://www.nbcboston.com/boston-business-journal/massive-redevelopment-project-proposed-for-charlestowns-sullivan-square/2499036/

Including BRA owned sites and One Mystic, 685 units (1400 residents) with 240 parking spaces. 
https://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/one-mystic-avenue
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Curiously, The BPDA opposed the density:
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https://charlestownbridge.com/2021/05/20/one-mystic-opening-meeting-pits-union-leaders-against-bpda-opposition/

HOOD PLANT: 20 ACRES of development http://www.bostonplans.org/getattachment/c3c22f97-57e6-4ed0-adc5-49a20ea4514b

http://www.bostonplans.org/projects/development-projects/hood-park-master-plan-npc

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 The greenspace is not that large. Go see it.

RUTHERFORD Corridor: Expansive Development opportunities

RELATED BEAL: 4.37 Acres of development

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CHARLESTOWN NAVY YARD:NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: 13 ACRES    Master Plan for Visitor Center

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https://charlestownbridge.com/2021/05/26/national-parks-to-host-engagement-meeting-on-navy-yard-master-plan/
https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=90626

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NONE of the sites above are included in PLAN Charlestown. 83 Respondents are “heard” over 2700 signatures for a Master Plan. (What is PLAN Charlestown? Monument Avenue? Monument Square Area? What “planning” is needed there?)
JUST THOUGHT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW. LET OTHERS KNOWAs was mentioned at the CNC meeting, “Since there is a newly elected Mayor…why don’t the BPDA take a pause?”https://bpda.app.box.com/s/r7v31yw8ielmhuaq8uochkf6l7oiignf
“WHY DON’T THE BPDA LISTEN?” WHY IS THE COMMUNITY NOT HEARD but 83 respondents are considered valid?It is NOT a valid sample of Charlestown. http://charlestownbridge.com/2021/10/28/plan-charlestown-process-creates-more-questions-as-it-moves-forward/
36 CONTRIBUTORS vs 2700 SIGNATURES

36 CONTRIBUTORS vs 2700 SIGNATURES

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https://map.social/Community.php?CommunityID=295
PLEASE COMMENT:  This survey will be online and open for feedback through November 22, 2021. PLEASE COMMENT about PLAN: Charlestown, please reach out to Jason Ruggiero at jason.ruggiero@boston.gov.

36 CONTRIBUTORS vs 2700 SIGNATURES

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https://map.social/Community.php?CommunityID=295
PLEASE COMMENT:  This survey will be online and open for feedback through November 22, 2021. PLEASE COMMENT about PLAN: Charlestown, please reach out to Jason Ruggiero at jason.ruggiero@boston.gov.

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