Long Wharf in Boston Threatened by Commercial Development

Posted: Oct. 15th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Long Wharf in Boston

One of the most breathtaking areas in Boston is, as far as many residents are concerned, being threatened with over-commercialization with plans to build a new restaurant in the area. Those against the construction claim that the views and open space that the wharf provides will be gone with the addition of yet another restaurant.


Some are challenging the BRA’s efforts to bring a restaurant to the end of Long Wharf.

The state’s highest court has agreed to decide whether a waterfront perch at the tip of Boston’s Long Wharf can be run by a private business without legislative approval, a decision that could have implications for urban renewal efforts across Massachusetts.

The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Nov. 5 on Boston officials’ desire to expand and enclose a large, open-sided pavilion on the plaza at the end of Long Wharf and put a restaurant and tavern inside and add outdoor seating.


Photo Courtesy NewBostonWaterfront.com

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