MEETING ALERT: BPDA: Urban Renewal Community Meeting
What: The Boston Planning and Development Agency invites the surrounding community for a meeting to provide feedback regarding any potential updates to the Charlestown Urban Renewal Plan.
When: Thursday, February 27th 2020, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Knights of Columbus, 545 Medford St, Charlestown
The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston in partnership with the Boston Planning and Development Authority (BPDA) is in the process of planning the future of Charlestown as well as solving for our current needs. It is important that the community’s voice is heard and incorporated. The 02129 Neighbor Alliance is conducting a survey that will provide data points to compare with the BPDA’s summary of the needs and priorities for Charlestown. Please take the survey now and share with neighbors and friends – everyone who lives and or works in Charlestown!
Please tell us what you think is most important for Charlestown here: https://forms.gle/EKnCG6nWeQPrww5s9
Who We Are:
02129 Neighbor Alliance is an alliance of 32+ Charlestown, MA neighborhood organizations and 2,300 (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 neighborhood 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 began in September 2019, with full planning efforts commencing 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/planning/planning-initiatives/plan-charlestown
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.
To volunteer, please fill out the form here: https://forms.gle/b5Y9VDEqWfuWncc26