02129 Neighbor Alliance is a group formed to represent the collaboration of 22+ Charlestown, MA neighborhood organizations and 2,000 (and counting) residents in order to advocate for a comprehensive planning initiative for the neighborhood.
Representatives of the group regularly meet with the neighborhood’s elected representatives and have garnered support of a plan from Boston Mayor Walsh, Massachusetts State Representative Dan Ryan, Boston District 1 City Councilor Lydia Edwards and At-large Boston City Councilors Michelle Wu and Annissa Essaibi-George.
A comprehensive plan for Charlestown was granted after a strongly concerted effort by this group with letters of support, 1600 signatures on a petition to endorse the Master Plan, and a flyers, banner, and signs campaign.
Community outreach and “coffee with a BPDA planner” meetings will begin in September 2019, with full planning efforts to commence in January of 2019.
It is critical that EVERY member of the community participate in these planning meetings. Charlestown’s population will increase by at least 34% in the next 10 years. The future of Charlestown will be guided by this plan and the community members that participate. We must ensure that every voice is heard.
Please continue to sign the petition here: https://cps-ris.org/petition/
Please sign-up for neighborhood and meeting alerts from the BPDA by clicking on “stay connected” at this link: http://www.bostonplans.org/neighborhoods/charlestown/at-a-glance
The plan will only go so far, we need to ensure that other city departments and agencies such as Boston Public Schools, Boston Transportation Department and Charlestown’s Zoning laws respect and plan for the ancillary needs of Charlestown’s growing population, and community needs. Endorsements and signatures on our petition will demonstrate the communities support and will persuade officials to act.
Please help us spread the word to all residents and business owners in Charlestown. All official planning meetings will be announced at the BPDA’s website, on this website and on this group’s Facebook page.