Nov. 22, 2021 – The BPDA withdraws the RFP to build on Pier 5

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) withdraws an RFP to build housing on Pier 5 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, and supports a waterfront public park, rather than residential housing. 

Members of the Pier 5 Association, Inc. and Restore Pier 5, Inc. are pleased that the BPDA is “highly supportive of public open space along the water’s edge and ensuring access to the harbor in the Charlestown Navy Yard.  And that the BPDA would enthusiastically support increased open space and/or park creation at Pier 5 through philanthropic or private financing.” 

Pier 5 Association, Inc. is grateful for the support of the more than 3200 signatures and donations from the Charlestown community that advocated for a waterfront park on Pier 5 rather than a residential development.

In a statement released by the BPDA today, the Agency states it would also be willing to accept an asking price of $0 for Pier 5 if this was economically necessary to support additional public open space or other exceptional public benefits on Pier 5.