State Approves Everett’s Municipal Harbor Plan

February 26, 2014
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Everett Mayor Carlo DeMaria announced last week that the city’s Municipal Harbor Plan, completed last year as part of the city’s agreement with Wynn Developments, has been approved by the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA).

“I am extremely pleased that the state has approved our Municipal Harbor Plan,” said Mayor DeMaria. “Having a structured plan in place for our waterfront is well overdue and will help with our long term goals for the area and the city at-large”

The area included in the Municipal Harbor Plan comprises 155 total acres of land and 56 acres of watershed in Everett, which is bounded by the Malden and Mystic rivers to the west, Route 16 to the North, the MBTA tracks to the east and the Everett boundary along Route 99 to the south.

The letters announcing the state’s approval was sent by EEA Director Bruce Carlisle who noted in his correspondence that the Municipal Harbor Plan, “provides a great opportunity to activate Everett’s waterfront with new public access and recreational opportunities.”

The plan provides a vision and goals for providing public access to and along the waterfront with new development and also provides requirements for any new development within the new harbor district including dimensions for a network of publicly accessible paths, a multipurpose boat landing, a gathering space and amenities such as seating, lighting and security cameras.

The state’s approval of the plan is for 20 years.