Fort Point Channel
No, not the Green Line extension. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Boston Conservation Commission is wagging its collective finger at the state over the continued non-existence of a usable dock at Atlantic Wharf on Fort Point Channel, despite a state promise to have one built as part of mitigation for the Big Dig.
Greg MacKay photographed the Congress Street Bridge and the nearing-completion Tea Party Museum.
The sign welcoming you to Fort Point is one of the last things you see before you cross the Summer Street bridge from Fort Point into downtown (the other side of the sign says "Welcome to South Boston").
Every day, it looks more likely that this time, the Tea Party Museum will actually reopen. On Tuesday, some roofers were busy up on, well, the roof.
The Fort Point Pier opened today:
With its broad floating dock having a planked deck surface only 12.5" inches above the waterline, generous in cleats and other potential tie-up points, Fort Point Pier is perfectly suited as a FREE, public launch point to Boston Harbor for kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board (SUP), sit-on-top (SOT), rowboat, scull, surf ski and windsurfer/sailboard.
The Zoning Board of Appeals yesterday approved plans to convert the old C-6 police station on D Street into apartments for veterans.
Coupled with a planned extension to the building, the new project will provide 23 apartments - 11 studios, 10 2-bedroom units and 2 apartments with one bedroom apiece.
Two residents said the project would bring Level 3 sex offenders into a neighborhood already saturated with subsidized housing.
Separately, the board approved Trillium Brewery's plans to turn space at 369 Congress St. in Fort Point into a brewery turning out 1,000 barrels of craft beer each year.
Joanne Chang just tweeted about an incident at her Fort Point Channel Flour:
No wonder bathroom @ F2 keeps clogging-plumber found pair of sunglasses when he pumped pipes. Guess sign saying "TP only pls" not big enough.
The Fort Point Channel Blog details the proposed 184-unit building at 319 A St. Rear.
Karen Cord Taylor finds much to like about the SimCity-like development happening on the 1,000 acres between the Reserved and Fort Point channels, but worries about what isn't being defined in the plans:
So far no plans call for schools, a community health center, post offices, a Y, baseball fields, a soccer pitch, public tennis courts, a skating rink or libraries - public realms as important as green spaces where you sit and enjoy fountains. ...
A Boston Police boat recovered a body from the channel, near the Children's Museum, around 10 a.m. today. The body was first sighted in the harbor near Rowes Wharf, but winds and currents pushed it under the Northern Avenue and Moakley bridges and into Fort Point Channel.
The Northern Avenue bridge was opened to let police and Coast Guard boats into the channel to assist firefighters, themselves on scene in a Zodiac inflatable boat.
Fort Point Blog reports BTD is working to increase the number of resident-only parking spaces in the neighborhood, but has rejected local requests to start issuing Fort Point resident stickers, rather than continuing to give residents South Boston stickers:
Their position is that South Boston is one neighborhood and will not be separated.
The Boston Fire Department ordered the evacuation of the InterContinental Hotel around 2 a.m. after fire broke out in electrical conduits in the hotel basement. Some guests were put up to the ballroom of the Boston Harbor Hotel on Rowes Wharf for the duration, others were brought to a nearby Hilton, the department reports.
Boston Police report arresting a Dorchester man on charges he broke into cars along Congress Street in search of electronics.
Police say they found Tony C. Goforth, 48, shortly before 2 a.m. with a knapsack full of "electronic items including cameras, cell phones, I-Pods and GPS systems."
He was charged with breaking and entering motor vehicles, receiving stolen property and possession of burglarious tools. Police say he was also charged of possession of illegal prescription medicine.
Fort Point Blog alerts us the Intercontinental Hotel will be shooting fireworks above Fort Point Channel starting around 9 tonight.