BREAKING: Mayor Janey Calls for Withdrawal of Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan
Today, the Mayor has paved the way for a bold vision for the Downtown Waterfront, one that reflects the priorities of our community and is more resilient, accessible and inclusive. As of this news, plans to build Don Chiofaro’s 600-foot skyscraper or the 305-foot Hook Hotel have effectively been halted at the Downtown Waterfront.
In a statement Mayor Janey said, “We have an opportunity and an obligation to meet this moment of the climate change crisis and protect our waterfront for generations to come,” the Mayor Janey went on to say “I look forward to working with local advocates and civic leaders to embed our shared values of resilience, equity, and access into the City’s development process Downtown and throughout all of our neighborhoods.”
During her announcement, the Mayor called for the waterfront development to include:
Increased waterfront resiliency
Expanded access to the waterfront for all residents
Net-Zero requirements for new development
Maintained economic vitality during and after the proposed redevelopment