East Boston Master Plan

The East Boston Master Plan provides a framework for new growth and development in the community’s commercial districts and waterfront area, while preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the community’s residential neighborhoods.

Many of the recommendations from the April 2000 plan have been implemented including but not limited to the creation of new open space.

Mixed-use development proposals have responded to the framework and the waterfront is dotted with many approved mixed-use developments that are awaiting financing and construction work for final implementation and completion.

The intensive one-year planning process which was completed in April 2000, involved widespread community participation. In addition to citizen involvement, the planning process included extensive coordination among city departments (DND, Parks, BTD, and BHA) and was recognized with an Honorable Mention by the Boston Management Consortium’s Neighborhood Pride Award.

The plan is organized around four focus areas: Reviving the East Boston Waterfront, Enhancing the Neighborhood’s Commercial Centers, Strengthening the Residential Neighborhoods, and Shoring up the Airport Edge. For each focus area, the plan provides recommendations regarding land use, open space and public environment, historic resources and heritage, and transportation and parking. The plan also provides development guidance and addresses regulatory issues for each focus area.

Issued in conjunction with an Implementation Strategy, the plan established a set of goals and objectives that reflect the community’s desire to maintain East Boston’s identity and culture, while looking into its future development.

The plan is available at the East Boston public libraries or by contacting the BPDA.

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Boston Planning and Development Agency Document Center

Boston Planning and Development Agency Document Center

http://www.bostonplans.org/document-center?program=29

Documents related to planning, research, maps, policy, annual reports and more—as well as Article 80 development project documents from before 2015—are available below.

Article 80 development project documents from 2015 to the present are available in the Article 80 Records Library.

Top 10 Museums in Greater Boston Ranked by 2018 Attendance

Museums in Greater Boston Ranked by 2018 Attendance

SOURCES: MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY, AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, LOGAN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

GBCVB Visitation 

CY 2018: 19,183,026 domestic visitors and 2,653,000 international visitors.

CY 2019: 19,873,614 domestic visitors and 2,875,240 international visitors.

The Top 10 Museums in Greater Boston Ranked by 2018 Attendance

 Rank   Name    2018 Attendance 
 1Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
617-723-2500
 1,458,552
 2New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
617-970-5200
 1,359,870
 3Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 
465 Huntington Ave. 
Boston, MA 02115
617-267-9300
 1,249,155
 4Zoo New England
1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, MA 02121
617-541-5466
 687,004
 5Boston Children’s Museum
308 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110
617-426-6500
 563,472
 6USS Constitution Museum
Charlestown Navy Yard
Boston, MA 02129
617-426-1812
341,865
 7Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Boston, MA 02115
617-5661401
327,322
 8Paul Revere House
19 North Square
Boston, MA 02113
617-523-2338
323,301
 9Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
11 Divinity Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
617-496-1638
317,834
 10ICA Boston
25 Harbor Shore Drive
Boston, MA 02210
617-478-3100 
244,506
SOURCE: BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL