Resilient, revitalized, and accessible coastlines for all communities.

Pier 5 – Boston Navy Yard Park vs Private Public Project (PPP) Development without Oversight

The Pier 5 Association is going to stop private development of a public pier in the Boston Navy Yard. We need all the help we can get. We are up against a conflict of interest, private urban development ‘agency’ of the government. They are multigenerational institution with players in all levels of oversight. 

We were told that the PPP oversight committee/function has not been active for many years. They rely on their revunue to operate. There is no incentive or intent to save a historic pier and use nature based solutions to restore the pier as a biophilic park. Pier5.org/news

PEW FOUNDATION

Community and Tourism are values of Boston.  Privatization of public open space. Socio-health value skyrocketed health public equity Balance Population now vs projected population per park sf. 

Make a standard answer POV for NIMBY accusations. And address the “closed” exclusive deterrence for people. Gated community feeling. BOSTON has not. FEMA Rating in “Retrograde”. A private company driven by revenues has no part in determining the fate of public waterfront historic pier. It abutts and is a part of a National park. There is no transparency by the government entity with private missions. Few questions and calls of the public are ever addressed let alone recognized.

BRA/BPDA Development Development Activation List

Paraphrase from Waterfront Alliance and …?

We all know what needs to be done.
Protect the waterfront from rising seas and privatization.

Shovel Ready inaction is failing us.

Access to public waterfront assets must be saved and revitalized.

We raise awareness about the imminent threats faced by the Head of Harbor and Boston Navy Yard. We are focused on Head of the Harbor progressive public park projects such as Piers Park in East Boston and the Revival of Pier 5.

We foster the capacity of individuals, institutions, businesses, government and urban systems to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic climate stresses and acute shocks they might experience.

We inspire and catalyse resilient, revitalized, and accessible waterfront through community engagement and education.

Like the New York Waterfront Alliance, we bring together global knowledge, practice to learn more about the various communities, companies, Universities, institutions and groups involved in renewing Boston Harbor.

Overdevelopment is forever encroaching in spite of climate change. Boston’s response to climate change is unfolding on the harborfront. Status quo?

Historic Preservation, Socio-ecological Priorities and Public Access to the Harbor continue to be threatened by unethical privatization.

Without Public Private Projects (PPP) oversight and with revenue modus operandi compass. Historic remnants of Boston Harbor are disappearing. Privatization takes priority over public interest.

Access to public waterfront assets must be saved and revitalized.

We raise awareness about the imminent threats faced by the Head of Harbor and Boston Navy Yard. We are focused on Head of the Harbor progressive public park projects such as Piers Park in East Boston and the Revival of Pier 5.

We inspire and catalyse resilient, revitalized, and accessible waterfront through community engagement and education.

We foster the capacity of individuals, institutions, businesses, government and urban systems to survive, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic climate stresses and acute shocks they might experience.

Nature Based Solutions (NBS) for climate risks are blossoming worldwide in coastal cities.

Respect the Past, Community and Empower Future Generations.

This is an existential and unprecedented challenge for coastal cities.
Please take time to learn more through our resources and collections.
We welcome useful relevant materials for the library.

Please join our efforts to keep the public aware and engaged with Boston’s Harborfront Urban Renewal.

Boston is considered to be in Retrograde by FEMA

Biomimicry and Living Architecture mitigate climate changes including sea level rise.

Missions according to Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Communicate, Plan, Retreat, Resilience, Insurance, Socio-Ecological Impact, SDGs, U.N. Global Compact.

Innovative visions explore ideal elements of a sustainable sense of place.

Tourism increases from responsible novel sustainable urban renewal.

New York’s Little Island may be visited by reservation.

Celebrate Boston’s Maritime History
National Historical Parks Boston Navy Yard Mission is to
‘Interpret the Art and History of Naval Shipbuilding

Respect the Past, Community and Empower Future Generations
Local Dedication. Pier 5 provides reflection on the heroes of industry and warfare that brought us here today.
Saving public space for generations, waterfront experience access with a natural solution benefiting all residents and visitors.

  • Folklore
  • Maritime Traditions
  • Maritime Tools
  • Modern Maritime Commerce
  • Engineering of facilities and vessels

A Special Place

By strategic design, the Boston Navy Yard Pier 5 has commanding panoramic views of Boston, the inner Harbor, East Boston, the Charles and Mystic Rivers, all the way to the Harbor Islands. The Navy Yard is the central hub of the Head of Boston Harbor.

On this Charlestown peninsula, the Freedom Trail, Harbor Walk, and Greenway convene. This is where Paul Revere started his ride, Bunker/Breeds Hill battle was fought, 1800s cannons were set, WWI and WWII ships were readied – a gateway of our Harbor.

Pier 5 is the last open public waterfront on Boston Harbor. Pier 5 is a Destination Landmark Park (DLP) of the Boston National Historical Parks Department. * cite It is an ecological asset and a Special Destination Location (SDL). This central hub of Navy Yard legacy of critical historic activities should be honored and protected federally. Pier 5 is central, largest Pier is the pinnacle the Hub of the Harbor largest Pier in the Boston Navy Yard. of the celebrated history of the Harbor.

Resources & Collections
Climate Change Accounting:
What is the Cost? 2015
Harbor Literacy Points for Educators, Students, & the Public. 2014
Climate Change Accounting:
What is the Cost? 2015
Climate Change Accounting:
What is the Cost? 2015

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