Category Archives: RESOURCES

96–100 Rockwood Street

96–100 Rockwood Street Virtual Public Meeting Tuesday, November 9, 2021 | 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM The BPDA is hosting a public meeting for the 96-100 Rockwood project located in Jamaica Plain. The purpose of the meeting is to take comment on the Project Notification Submission form. The meeting will include a presentation followed by Q&A and comments from the general public. Project Description: Rockwood Partners is proposing a development that will include approximately 36 residential units consisted of 24 duplexes in 12 structures and 12 units in 4 structures along with a new internal roadway, resident clubhouse, and associated infrastructure on an approximate 12.1 acres lot of land. The total Proposed Project is approximately 120,256 gross square feet.

]\

Wu Wu! Tell the new mayor to prioritize bold climate justice action!

Join us Thurs, 11/18 to help plan our next steps to fight climate change in Boston! Good afternoon Zachary, There’s a lot happening in the battle against climate change in Boston. Read on to find out more and learn how you can get involved. Campaign Update – BERDO Victory Celebration!

The strength of Boston’s climate action coalition was celebrated in style at the BERDO victory party two days after the election of climate champion Michelle Wu as Mayor. Dwaign Tyndal of ACE and many other speakers noted that passage of the revised BERDO ordinance is just the beginning of the battle for implementation, but it was certainly a great milestone.   

During the BERDO campaign, BCAN: Collected over 2,000 petition signatures Solicited 210 letters to City Councilors Canvassed 9 different neighborhoods of Boston Presented to 14 different neighborhood and student organizations Produced 3 videos for Boston Neighborhood News and social media Organized 6 meetings with City Councilors and coalition reps Built relationships and engaged deeply with community members Thank you so much to the partners and allies who attended, spoke, and led this historic victory with us.   

Check here for photos and more details about the event, and here for a video of the 30-minute speaker program.   Solidarity Spotlight – Our Green Justice Coalition Partners are Hiring! Communications Director, City Life / Vida Urbana Director, Homes for All Massachusetts Microgrid Manager, GreenRoots Coalition Organizer, Mass Renews Alliance Capacity Building Director, Chinese Progressive Association Office Manager and Events Coordinator, Chinese Progressive Association (Thank you to Community Labor United for putting these together!)   Climate News – Don’t Swap One Dirty Fuel for Another A research team from Harvard’s T. H. Chan School of Public Health studied the health impacts of air pollution in the United States between 2008 and 2017.

In addition to greenhouse gases, the burning of carbon-based fuels also produces PM2.5, a type of pollution consisting of tiny particles. The Harvard report focused on the PM2.5 coming from buildings and other “stationary fuel combustion sources.” During the time studied, coal use was decreasing in favor of gas, wood, and biomass. The study found that as health impacts from coal went down, those from the other three fuels went up. The authors concluded that “the increasing role of gas and biomass and wood emissions in the health burden of PM2.5 exposure indicates that swapping one air pollution-emitting fuel source for another is not a pathway to a healthy energy system.” The website of RMI, a non-profit devoted to clean energy, shows an interactive map based on data from the Harvard study. It shows that, in Massachusetts, air pollution caused 749 deaths and cost $8.4 billion in health impacts in 2017. What Can You Do? We celebrate the election of Mayor-Elect Wu, a strong climate advocate, and we must continue to fight against catastrophic climate change. Sign our petition and let Mayor-Elect Wu know that we want to see even bolder climate justice action by the City of Boston under her leadership. You can also fill out the community survey by the Wu transition team, expressing your concern and demand for action to fight climate change.   Upcoming Events   Massachusetts Climate Future Forum Sunday, November 14, 7pm | Register here Speakers include Bill McKibben of 350.org, the Rev. Vernon Walker of Communities Responding to Extreme Weather, Cabell Eames of A Better Future Project, and Senator Ed Markey.   BCAN Action Team meeting Thursday, November 18, 6-8pm | There is a new zoom registration, so you need to register again, even if you have before. Info-share about Mayor-Elect Wu’s Green New Deal plan and more   MCAN: Net Zero For All/Better Buildings webinar Monday, November 22, 7pm | Register here Educational webinar for the net zero stretch code   52nd Annual Day of Mourning Thursday, November 25, 12pm Cole’s Hill, Plymouth, MA | Information at http://www.uaine.org/  Indigenous folks all over the country and globe are on the frontlines of the most bold and just climate actions. Indigenous Rights and the Land Back movement are essential to the climate movement. Since 1970, Indigenous people & their allies have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. Participants in the National Day of Mourning honor Indigenous ancestors and Native resilience. It is a day of remembrance and spiritual connection, as well as a protest against the racism and oppression that Indigenous people continue to experience worldwide.   For more events in and around our community, visit the BCAN Events Calendar. Just for Fun   Tällberg’s Jazz for the Planet was recorded by GBH in Boston this month. Support the fight for climate justice in Boston! Donate to BostonCAN Register here to attend BCAN’s Action Team meetings. Want to continue the conversation? Join the Action Team GoogleGroup listserv! Facebook Instagram Twitter Sent via ActionNetwork.org. To update your email address, change your name or address, or to stop receiving emails from Boston Climate Action Network, please click here.

Please send your comments: It is time to be heard: What do you think??

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. 

image.png
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. 

image.png
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

image.png
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
image.png
Curiously, The BPDA opposed the density:
Displaying image.png

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

image.png
 The greenspace is not that large. Go see it.

RUTHERFORD Corridor: Expansive Development opportunities

RELATED BEAL: 4.37 Acres of development

image.png

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

image.png

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

image.png

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

image.png

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

image.png

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.

Home Base Program | Veteran & Family Care

Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Program, is dedicated to healing the invisible wounds for Veterans of all eras, Service Members, Military Families and Families of the Fallen through world-class clinical care, wellness, education and research. We strive to foster an inclusive environment, where each person has an experience of feeling valued and respected. All care is provided at no cost to the Veteran or Family Member as thanks from a Grateful Nation.

Home Base Program | Veteran & Family Care

BPDA & FCNY Joint Virtual Meeting – Nov. 9th at 6PM: RE: Public Activation – Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard

November 3, 2021

The BPDA will be joining Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard to discuss public activation in the Navy Yard on November 9 at 6:00PM. Please join this virtual meeting.
Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/82543948754<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus02web.zoom.us%2Fj%2F82543948754&data=04%7C01%7C%7Ce33945af2f874695b8ed08d99d58e5ef%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637713827417675979%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=bMfVyYnmRuT%2FVYHcgz%2Bx8t83mQ7Rne7vKuq0NGKNbBA%3D&reserved=0>Meeting ID: 825 4394 8754Passcode: 899305One tap mobile+13126266799,,82543948754#,,,,*899305# US (Chicago)+16465588656,,82543948754#,,,,*899305# US (New York)Dial by your location   +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)   +1 646 558 8656 US (New York)   +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)   +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)   +1 669 900 9128 US (San Jose)   +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)Meeting ID: 825 4394 8754Passcode: 899305Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/keplPxFZRC<https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fus02web.zoom.us%2Fu%2FkeplPxFZRC&data=04%7C01%7C%7Ce33945af2f874695b8ed08d99d58e5ef%7C84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa%7C1%7C0%7C637713827417675979%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=5nO0bAHRb%2F0Gz1IybBBNUmLJ11Qf09NvRe5YMbXSwj0%3D&reserved=0>

one resilience infrastructure – architecture & urbanism

Design Weekly, Weitzman School of Design, Dec 2020 North End Waterfront, Oct 2020 WBUR, Oct 2020 North End Waterfront, Oct 2020 Patch, Oct 2020 North End Waterfront, Mar 2019 North End Waterfront, Mar 2019 North End Waterfront, Jul 2019 North End Waterfront, Aug 2019 BISNOW, Sep 2019 Wired, Sep 2019

one resilience infrastructure – one architecture & urbanism