Alert from the Friends of the Public Garden

Your parks need your voice!

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The BRA will be making a crucial decision about the proposed residential development at 171-172 Tremont Street.

This project, as it is currently proposed, will exceed existing zoning laws protecting Boston Common from excessive shadow and wind.

Parks greatly improve the quality of city life and build community. The time is now to share your voice on their behalf.
The BRA will be making a crucial decision about the proposed residential development at 171-172 Tremont Street. As it is currently proposed, the project will exceed current protective zoning and set a harmful precedent by opening the door for more development exceeding the height limit in the mid-town area bordering Boston Common and the Public Garden.

From the 1970’s, the Friends of the Public Garden has continuously advocated for protecting the Common from excessive shadow and wind resulting from development projects that would have a damaging impact on this vital and heavily used historic urban park.

We advocate for compliance with both the 1990 Shadow Law and Boston’s zoning code’s provisions protecting the Common as well as the Public Garden.

Will you take 5 minutes this week to send an e-mail to BRA Director Brian Golden?

* Send an e-mail to Brian.Golden@boston.gov and be sure to copy info@friendsofthepublicgarden.org.

Upcoming MCDRA Meeting

On Monday February 9, 2015, The Midtown Cultural District Residents’ Association meeting will be held at 7:00pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Boston Common at 10 Avery Street.

MCDRA is very happy to welcome both Liz Vizza, Executive Director of Friends of the Public Garden and Chris Cook, Commissioner of the City of Boston Parks & Recreation. Liz will deliver a presentation on the history of the iconic Public Garden and the Boston Common up through present day activities. Liz and Chris will engage MCDRA members in upcoming plans and opportunities to become more involved.

The agenda for the evening is as follows: 

Welcome: James Zaratin, Director of Residences, Ritz-Carlton

Safety Update: Sgt. Jimmy Chin

Boston Public Garden/Common Presentation: Liz Vizza and Chris Cook

Social Sub-Committee Announcement 

Other News

 There will be a cash bar available. 

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