Rezoning that would clear the way for a pair of new towers on Boston Harbor is back in limbo after the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court upheld a lower court ruling.
Former Boston Mayor Marty Walsh’s legacy of largely apolitical planning appears to be well and truly dead. Mayor Kim Janey’s withdrawal of the Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan raises potent questions about the future of other supposedly-settled city plans.
The Superior Court decision on the Downtown Municipal Harbor Plan, or MHP is a victory for protecting open access to Boston’s beautiful waterfront. It’s also an opportunity to reimagine what waterfront development should look like. What it is not is a decision about any one individual project.