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Charlestown Patriot-Bridge - Master Plan Group Hosts ‘Robust’ Meeting, Continues Momentum

Charlestown PatriotBridge  Master Plan Group Hosts lsquoRobustrsquo Meeting Continues Momentum

The conglomeration of neighborhood groups calling for a complete Master Plan of the Town continues to grow in strength, with a number of groups, individuals and elected officials meeting on Saturday to discuss the idea.

Organizers Amanda Zettel, of Charlestown Preservation Society, and Julie Hall, of the Charlestown Historical Society, said the effort has become like a runaway train that cannot be stopped as momentum has continued to build for a Master Plan.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) did concede earlier this spring that they would embark on a planning initiative for Rutherford Avenue, Sullivan Square and the edges of Charlestown in 2020. However, they did not indicate they would work on an entire planning effort for all of Charlestown – which is what gave birth to the current neighborhood rally cry

Zettel said they now have 34 groups represented and have many others who are curious about what such a Plan would look like in practical terms.

“At this point, we’ve logged 600 signatures on our petition,” she said. “We have a good amount of people involved and we believe there will be a lot more coming soon. The mayor is interested too. He has asked Julie and I to keep in touch and chat about what we have to say.”

updated: 5 months ago