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1975. Boston Naval Shipyard BRA Plan

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975  (Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975 

(Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

“The problems and the site’s previous use as a Naval Base have thus  deprived Charlestown residents of~ enjoying the most exciting part of their  communityFs shoreline.” (Also 1978 Plan) 

“NEW USES OF THE SHIPYARD SHOULD PROTECT, AS FAR AS  POSSIBLE, THE ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORICAL AND  ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTER OF THE SITE.” 

“The shipyard is important both for the fine historic buildings located there  as well as for its character as a naval shipyard. Plans for the site should  attempt to preserve not only buildings of architectural and cultural merit but  some of the essential qualities of the shipyard-—the piers, the scale, the  textures, the relationship to the water.” 

“Development District —-The area between I.st Avenue and the Waterfront  is heavily encumbered by vast 20th century industrial buildings. These  structures overshadow the historic district and visually block it from the  water.” 

Original 1975 BRA Plan includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as  marina use.

1978 – “1978 / Design Guidelines – New Development Area Boston  Naval Shipyard at Charlestown | Boston Planning”  This 1978 plan shows Building 197 without wings but now retained for  residential and Pier 5 with 24 townhouse structures and open at Pier end.  An agreement was later made with the original developer, “Immobilarie”,  to allow the Flagship wings and parking under, in exchange for  elimination of all but 14 of the developer’s proposed townhouses on  Pier 5 for which he also had development rights. (The Pier was also to  be left open to the public along the entire western city side toward Pier 4  which is seen in the 198.

Quotes from 1978 Plan : These should be confirmed in reviewing the  original U.S. Navy Transfer / GSA Documents, especially regarding the  maintaining of vistas and the shape of the piers..:  

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975  (Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975 

(Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

“The problems and the site’s previous use as a Naval Base have thus  deprived Charlestown residents of~ enjoying the most exciting part of their  communityFs shoreline.” (Also 1978 Plan) 

“NEW USES OF THE SHIPYARD SHOULD PROTECT, AS FAR AS  POSSIBLE, THE ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORICAL AND  ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTER OF THE SITE.” 

“The shipyard is important both for the fine historic buildings located there  as well as for its character as a naval shipyard. Plans for the site should  attempt to preserve not only buildings of architectural and cultural merit but  some of the essential qualities of the shipyard-—the piers, the scale, the  textures, the relationship to the water.” 

“Development District —-The area between I.st Avenue and the Waterfront  is heavily encumbered by vast 20th century industrial buildings. These  structures overshadow the historic district and visually block it from the  water.” 

Original 1975 BRA Plan includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as  marina use.

1978 – “1978 / Design Guidelines – New Development Area Boston  Naval Shipyard at Charlestown | Boston Planning”  This 1978 plan shows Building 197 without wings but now retained for  residential and Pier 5 with 24 townhouse structures and open at Pier end.  An agreement was later made with the original developer, “Immobilarie”,  to allow the Flagship wings and parking under, in exchange for  elimination of all but 14 of the developer’s proposed townhouses on  Pier 5 for which he also had development rights. (The Pier was also to  be left open to the public along the entire western city side toward Pier 4  which is seen in the 198.

Quotes from 1978 Plan : These should be confirmed in reviewing the  original U.S. Navy Transfer / GSA Documents, especially regarding the  maintaining of vistas and the shape of the piers..:  

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975  (Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975 

(Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

“The problems and the site’s previous use as a Naval Base have thus  deprived Charlestown residents of~ enjoying the most exciting part of their  communityFs shoreline.” (Also 1978 Plan) 

“NEW USES OF THE SHIPYARD SHOULD PROTECT, AS FAR AS  POSSIBLE, THE ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORICAL AND  ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTER OF THE SITE.” 

“The shipyard is important both for the fine historic buildings located there  as well as for its character as a naval shipyard. Plans for the site should  attempt to preserve not only buildings of architectural and cultural merit but  some of the essential qualities of the shipyard-—the piers, the scale, the  textures, the relationship to the water.” 

“Development District —-The area between I.st Avenue and the Waterfront  is heavily encumbered by vast 20th century industrial buildings. These  structures overshadow the historic district and visually block it from the  water.” 

Original 1975 BRA Plan includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as  marina use.

1978 – “1978 / Design Guidelines – New Development Area Boston  Naval Shipyard at Charlestown | Boston Planning”  This 1978 plan shows Building 197 without wings but now retained for  residential and Pier 5 with 24 townhouse structures and open at Pier end.  An agreement was later made with the original developer, “Immobilarie”,  to allow the Flagship wings and parking under, in exchange for  elimination of all but 14 of the developer’s proposed townhouses on  Pier 5 for which he also had development rights. (The Pier was also to  be left open to the public along the entire western city side toward Pier 4  which is seen in the 198.

Quotes from 1978 Plan : These should be confirmed in reviewing the  original U.S. Navy Transfer / GSA Documents, especially regarding the  maintaining of vistas and the shape of the piers..:  

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975  (Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

1975 “BOSTON NAVAL SHIPYARD/CHARLESTOWN BRA – Planning  and Development Program” for Navy Yard Acquisition.  Boston Redevelopment Authority, Robert T. Kenney, Director, Boston, MA  November 1975 

(Includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as marina use)

“The problems and the site’s previous use as a Naval Base have thus  deprived Charlestown residents of~ enjoying the most exciting part of their  communityFs shoreline.” (Also 1978 Plan) 

“NEW USES OF THE SHIPYARD SHOULD PROTECT, AS FAR AS  POSSIBLE, THE ARCHITECTURAL, HISTORICAL AND  ENVIRONMENTAL CHARACTER OF THE SITE.” 

“The shipyard is important both for the fine historic buildings located there  as well as for its character as a naval shipyard. Plans for the site should  attempt to preserve not only buildings of architectural and cultural merit but  some of the essential qualities of the shipyard-—the piers, the scale, the  textures, the relationship to the water.” 

“Development District —-The area between I.st Avenue and the Waterfront  is heavily encumbered by vast 20th century industrial buildings. These  structures overshadow the historic district and visually block it from the  water.” 

Original 1975 BRA Plan includes demolishing Bldg. 197 and Pier 5 as  marina use.

1978 – “1978 / Design Guidelines – New Development Area Boston  Naval Shipyard at Charlestown | Boston Planning”  This 1978 plan shows Building 197 without wings but now retained for  residential and Pier 5 with 24 townhouse structures and open at Pier end.  An agreement was later made with the original developer, “Immobilarie”,  to allow the Flagship wings and parking under, in exchange for  elimination of all but 14 of the developer’s proposed townhouses on  Pier 5 for which he also had development rights. (The Pier was also to  be left open to the public along the entire western city side toward Pier 4  which is seen in the 198.

Quotes from 1978 Plan : These should be confirmed in reviewing the  original U.S. Navy Transfer / GSA Documents, especially regarding the  maintaining of vistas and the shape of the piers..: