The Dorchester Reporter reports that in addition to the usual concerns about traffic and rootless condo dwellers, opponents of developer's plan to put 96 condos on the very tip of Port Norfolk have a new issue: Ever higher tides caused by climate change. A BPDA planner told a recent meeting that "over the next 50 years or so, the 2018 village will shrink to a sliver in the center as tidal waters eat away at the edges."
Eileen Murphy reports she saw three dozen egrets at low tide at Finnegan Park in Dorchester's Port Norfolk yesterday.
The developer of a proposed condo project at the tip of Port Norfolk, filed plans with the state on Friday that show a much smaller development in response to vociferous neighbor complaints about a large project in an area largely cut off from the rest of the city by I-93 and Neponset Circle. Read more.
The mouth of the Neponset was pretty icy along the rotting pilings near the Venezia in Port Norfolk today. There was still a fair amount of open water out in the center of the river.
City Point Capital today formally proposed replacing the current MarineMax Russo complex in Port Nortfolk with 150 residential units, a 25-room hotel and a boathouse. Read more.
The Dorchester Reporter reports on early planning for a possible luxury complex at what is now a marina at Port Norfolk, next to the Venezia.
Eileen Murphy captured some dirty Dotbergs washed up at Port Norfolk today.