1 min readBy Published On: February 7th, 2017Categories: News1 Comment on No Helipad for Southie….for now.

Well, after hearing the concerns and objections to a state funded public helipad off of Dry Dock 4 on the South Boston Waterfront, city and state officials are back to the old drawing board.  According to an article in the Boston Globe,  a second hearing was supposed to happen on Monday, but was postponed indefinitely.

The helipad was proposed as part of the package to lure General Electric to Boston.  The plans for General Electric’s Fort Point headquarters was approved by the Boston Planning and Development Agency last year. The three building complex is expected to be completed in 2018.   One of the proposed sites of the helipad is off of a dock at Raymond Flynn Marine Industrial Park along the waterfront.

As for now, information on other potential sites and sound impacts will be gathered.  But the best part of this article is the final paragraph from the Globe’s article.

From Globe:
Jay Ash, Governor Charlie Baker’s top economic development aide, said there is no timetable for a decision. “We want to make sure we’re doing the right thing,” Ash said. “GE would benefit from it, but so would other companies.”  Forget the residents.  It’s all about the companies.

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  1. Virginia February 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm - Reply

    Naturally GE and other companies. Will they include sightseeing companies?

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