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Re: Report: Boston Harborwalk Association tours Charlestown Yard

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  • Bryce Nesbitt
    Sarah Kelly has agreed to bring the issue of designation up with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, in early June. If anyone has BRA contacts, some
    Message 1 of 2 , May 18, 2005
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      Sarah Kelly has agreed to bring the issue of designation up with the
      Boston Redevelopment Authority, in early June. If anyone has BRA
      contacts, some reinforcement would be helpful.

      --- In MysticCrossing@yahoogroups.com, "Bryce Nesbitt" <bryce1@o...>
      wrote:
      > Thursday May 12th, 2005
      >
      > Today Sarah Kelly, new interim director of the Boston Harborwalk
      > Association toured the Charlestown Yard path site. This where the
      > MBTA is settling an EPA fine, by transfering a 3/4 mile long swath of
      > riverfront for public access.
      >
      > Janice Kearney of MBTA environmental set up the visit with bus repair
      > garage supervisor Brian Hinds. We visited both the Assembly Square /
      > Draw 7 park / Amelia Earhart Dam side, and the Route 99 / Harborwalk
      > side. In particular we paid attention to how a person would travel
      > from the existing Boston Harborwalk, through Sullivan Rotary, and then
      > along the river behind the Charlestown MBTA facility.
      >
      > The MBTA garage supes (several of them), greeted us warmly. That is,
      > once we found them! One supe felt that a new path would be great for
      > use during lunch breaks. We mostly looked at the layout of things.
      > This was not a design meeting, just an opportunity to look at the site
      >
      > It is my hope that the Boston Harborwalk Association will adpot this
      > segment as 'intended harborwalk', to give additional visibility to the
      > project. If this is built as harbowalk, it would help ensure
      > consistent branding and connectivity with the rest of the pathways
      > along the harbor.
      >
      > Bryce "just visiting for a week" Nesbitt
      >
      > NB: Find background on the project at
      > http://www.pathfriends.org/lower_mystic/
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