As Boston residents, we are writing to request a moratorium on all new development along Boston’s waterfront until the City of Boston develops a plan to protect existing buildings and residents from rising sea levels.
Climate change is a reality, and it's time to put into action the objectives of Imagine Boston’s Waterfront visioning process by advocating for planning and development that promotes greater stewardship, access, and climate-resiliency. The future of Boston’s historic and beloved waterfront is at risk because of continued piecemeal development that fails to consider the long-term implications of transportation, access, open space, and climate change. Our City of Boston must have a long-range plan that both ensures smart new development and protects existing buildings, property, and people. Boston’s waterfront deserves a long-term vision and commitment to create a great public realm that safely serves all Bostonians.