0.9 min readBy Published On: January 18th, 2018Categories: News12 Comments on Public Access to the Waterfront in Southie

Looks like public officials are taking steps to ensure the public has access to the South Boston waterfront.  According to and article written by Jon Chesto in the Boston Globe, The Boston Planning & Redevelopment Agency has launched a formal process to find new uses like a library, museum, theater, or concert hall for 13,000 square feet in the Seaport’s newest luxury condo development at 50 Liberty, on Fan Pier.

Potential non-profits organizations will get a tour of the new space on Thursday afternoon at 3pm.  The space will be offered a discounted rate well below market value.

Just down the street a similar project took place.  On the ground level of Pier 4 – a 21 story luxury development now resides the Society of Arts and Crafts.  

State law requires developers to provide public access to the water – i.e. the Harborwalk.  This new process could be another way for the public to gain access to the waterfront.

What do you think?  What non-profit or organization would you like to see go in at 50 Liberty?  



  1. Not So New To The Hood January 18, 2018 at 9:15 am - Reply

    50 Liberty…in the far corner of the Seaport nearing the financial district….your “Southie” headline makes me cringe. True delineations aside….get with the times lady. Sorry our City hasn’t yet taken the time to designate the Seaport as it’s own neighborhood. It’s just a matter of time.

    • Not So New To The Hood January 18, 2018 at 9:16 am - Reply

      Maybe it’s time to start the spinoff “Caught in the Seaport”

    • Bryan January 18, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

      Maybe you should start your own blog snowflake if the headline makes you “cringe”. Toughen up or stop visiting this site on a daily basis!

    • Maureen Dahill January 18, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

      I don’t care if it makes you cringe. If it’s not South Boston then why does the South Boston parking sticker work in that neighborhood? Like it or not, it’s South Boston. By the way for someone who is often irked by things I write, you love to read and comment on it.

  2. Elizabeth Mooney January 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    The Non-Profit I would like to see at 50 Liberty is the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery.

  3. Old time SOUTHIE January 19, 2018 at 7:00 am - Reply

    RIGHT ON Maureen! The SEAPORT is a section of SOUTHIE. Just like the WEST SIDE, CITY POINT, THE HEIGHTS,ANDREW SQUARE,ect. I go to the SEAPORT very often with my grandkids and family members. SOUTHIE resident parking stickers are homered there.My complaint is the LACK of street parking ( for residents) is inadequate. Remember the people from the SEAPORT can go to “M” STREET beach and park on the street but the closest I can get to the SEAPORT is the Sleeper S t, Congress St area..This no so new to the hood is nothing more than disgruntled “IMPORT” who appears to dislike our community values and heritage..GOD BLESS SOUTHIE!!

    • Not So New To The Hood January 19, 2018 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      Heritage? As in the parking lots that once were? As far as I know the only thing that went on there was idling vehicles and crime. Not unlike the rest of Southie back in the day.

  4. Old time SOUTHIE January 19, 2018 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Not so New..looks like you know nothing about the history of the SEAPORT! Ever hear of jimmys harborside, pier 4, the pavilion, jimbos fish shanty, victoria station, the NO NAME, SANTOROS , THE ARMY NAVY STORE, the SMALL CHAPEL acrosd from JIMMYS (on NOTHERN AVE(, NOT THE ONE THAT HAS BEEN RECENTLY MOVED), THE MADD HADDER, the ” PIER” restaurant..YOUR AN IGNORANT uninformed IMPORT.!

    • Not So New To The Hood January 22, 2018 at 1:55 pm - Reply

      I think maybe one or two of those businesses you mentioned still exists…how does that make me ignorant? It is a completely new and redone neighborhood to the city at this point, and that is to everyone not just myself, import or not. Even if I had those memories it is very clear that the Seaport has developed it’s own physical boundries, as well as social and cultural. Today, I couldn’t be further from what old school Southie stood for.

      • Not So New To The Hood January 22, 2018 at 1:56 pm - Reply

        *it couldn’t be further. But myself as well obviously, old school southie was a glorified, crime ridden drug den

      • Maureen Dahill January 22, 2018 at 2:17 pm - Reply

        It’s still part of South Boston – developed or not. Why are you so angry and hostile about this fact? I agree that area has completely changed and evolved – much like a majority of the entire neighborhood. But that does not mean it’s now suddenly not South Boston. Again, until the resident parking stickers change to reflect a new neighborhood, it’s all South Boston. Also, your hatred towards old school Southie is also troubling. It’s always people like you who hide behind an anonymous name and fake email that love to spew negative comments. #sad

    • Karl June 23, 2022 at 11:19 am - Reply

      Wondering if you could answer some questions about Southfield, specifically Jimbo’s Fish Shanty.

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