Well, after push back from residents and businesses, it looks like General Electric has decided to use the helipad at Logan Airport. According to an article by Jon Chesto in the Boston Globe, GE has decided it doesn’t need a new helipad near their Fort Point headquarters. It seems as though executives think the commute from the airport through the Ted Williams Tunnel is a breeze.
Initially, a public helipad was used to “sweeten the pot” to lure GE to Boston.
So does that mean since GE isn’t interested, the new helipad plans are being tossed to the wayside? No, of course not. According to the article, John Barros, the city of Boston’s economic development chief, said they will still be looking for a location. From the Globe:
“We still believe that Boston should continue to consider a heliport … for its competitiveness and for attracting jobs to Boston. We’ve heard from a number of companies that have operations in Boston or are considering a move to Boston that a heliport is important.”
The article hints that the South Boston Waterfront location has not been completely ruled out either and still “presents possibilities.” So we shall see. You can read the full article in the Globe here!