1974 Navy Yard Reuse Options

Figure 2-42 – Navy Yard Reuse Options, 1974

These drawings illustrate the three reuse options which the city of Boston was considering as of July 1974. All three schemes showed the west end of the yard as a national park and assumed construction of the Chelsea- Water Streets Connector. In all of the schemes, only Buildings 31, 33, 34, 36, 38, 39, 58, 60, 62, 75, 79, 105, 120, and 123 were considered as having historic value.

Scheme A would have seen the demolition of Buildings 77, 79, 96, 103, 106, 131, 143, 165, 165A, 178, 187, 191, 191A, 192, 193, 200, 203, 206, 207, 210, 211B, 215C, 217, 218A, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 266, and 271; Piers 9 and 10; and Shipways 1 and 2. Dry Dock 5 would be filled. There would be 260,000 sq. ft. of new construction. The Ropewalk Complex (Buildings 58, 60, and 62) would be added to the na- tional park. Primary site access would be through Gate 5.

Scheme B would demolish Buildings 40, 42, 58 (partial), 77, 79, 96, 108, 131, 143, 165, 165A, 178, 191, 191A, 192, 193, 195, 196, 197, 200, 203, 206, 207, 210, 211B, 215C, 217, 218A, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, 266, and 271; Piers 9 and 10; and Shipways 1 and 2. Dry Dock 2 would be flooded and Dry Dock 5 would be filled. There would be 1,006,000 sq. ft. of new construction. Primary site access would be through Gate 5 and a new gate on the alignment of 6th St.

Scheme C would demolish Buildings 40, 42 (partial), 58 (partial), 77, 79, 96, 104, 106, 108, 131, 143, 165, 165A, 178, 187, 191, 191A, 192, 193, 195, 196, 197, 200, 203, 206, 207, 210, 211B, 215C, 217, 218A, 224, 225, 226, 227, 228, 229, 230, 231, 232, 233, and 271; Piers 9 and 10; and Shipways 1 and 2. Dry Dock 2 would be flooded and Dry Dock 5 would be filled. There would be 2,185,000 sq. ft. of new construction. Primary site access would be through Gate 5 and a new gate on the alignment of 6th St.

NPS TIC 457/D6006

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