Massport has agreed to pay for the operation of a new senior center in East Boston and a 4.5-acre expansion of Piers Park as recompense for its never ending expansion at Logan Airport, the authority and Mayor Walsh's office announced today.
Piers Park II will have "4.5 acres of active green space and be located adjacent to the existing Piers Park," the mayor's office reports.
Massport agreed to pay for the projects as mitigation for its expansion of Terminal E and the addition of 5,000 parking spaces. Massport will also provide funds for a study of possible ways to deal with traffic on Neptune Road - including the constant storrowing of 18-wheelers at the 1A ramp. Massport will also make a contribution to the East Boston Foundation.