Development Overtakes Open Space in Boston's Seaport District

Planners worry that the success of the waterfront district has led to its overdevelopment.
July 17, 2017, 1pm PDT | Elana Eden
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Early construction work at the 50 Liberty project in South Boston, in September 2016.
Dan Logan

Plans for "the last big chunk of developable land in the Seaport"—a 13-acre strip along Seaport Boulevard—call for a pedestrian plaza lined with shops. But while overall encouraging, a memo from the Boston Planning & Development Agency noted that the proposed paseo "is not fundamentally open space."

Although the growth of the Seaport District over the last decade has been considered a success, Tim Logan reports in the Boston Globe that planners and community members have worried that "there is too little park space, and too much of what does exist feels like it belongs to the denizens of the adjacent glass towers, not to the public."

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Published on Monday, June 26, 2017 in The Boston Globe
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