OPEN SPACE MATTERS TO A VIBRANT CITY
Over the past several years, The Trustees recognized the immense development initiatives taking place throughout Boston’s waterfront without consideration of the need for open space and began to look for land preservation opportunities along the fragile harborfront.
The Trustees have long been involved in protecting vulnerable coastal areas and became concerned with the impact of sea level rise and storm impacts on Boston’s waterfront. “The way we see it,” says Nick Black, Managing Director of The Trustees’ Boston One Waterfront Initiative, “Boston’s waterfront is a critically important place to be focusing our energy as a conservation organization. Its health impacts the largest population in New England and the time for action is now, before the opportunity to preserve open space is lost forever.” Read more.
“First, we want the site to eventually include a world-class design element, as a draw for residents and visitors around the world,” says Black. “Next, we are focused on elements of inclusion and equality, meaning the site will be ‘a place for all.’" – Nick Black, Managing Director, The Trustees One Waterfront Initiative