As reported in today's Boston Globe, the BRA has reduced the number of housing units proposed in the forthcoming Seaport District Master Plan from 8,000 units to 6,000 units. This modification was made due to opposition by South Boston community leaders to new residential development in the waterfront. South Boston's City Council President James Kelly and State Senator Stephen F. Lynch both expressed support for the change as a "workable" compromise.

SAND Comment

While we appreciate the efforts of the BRA, Councilor Kelly and Senator Lynch to reach a compromise, SAND will continue to work towards a plan that projects the needs of a mixed-use South Boston waterfront neighborhood -- including residential development, parks, schools, small businesses, markets as well as hotels and offices.