Georges Island Pier Improvement Project Newsletter

This newsletter presents preliminary alternatives to replace the pier at Georges Island. We welcome your comments and suggestions on these or other alternatives you may favor.

During the public scoping period we heard from agencies, marina operators, recreational boaters, and non-profit groups. We considered comments and suggestions from those sources in developing the preliminary alternatives. In particular:

- Separate commercial and recreational uses;
- Provide wave protection, such as a floating breakewater or wave fence;
- Maintain the historic character of the island environment;
- Support a variety of uses, including ferry, commercial, and recreational access;
- Allow for future expansion, using floating docks or mooring fields; and
- Meet applicable accessibility requirements.

All of the alternatives under consideration are presented in this newsletter. Later in the planning process we will select a few alternatives for analysis, including a formal public review period. In the meantime, we welcome your thoughts on the preliminary alternatives.

Please provide your comments on-line at the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website: Follow the links to Georges Island - Evaluate and Design Hub Island Pier.

Comments may also be sent by mail to: Boston Harbor Islands, Georges Island Pier Improvement Project, 408 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 228, Boston, MA 02110.

We appreciate your involvement on this project to improve visitor services at Georges Island.

Bruce Jacobson
Boston Harbor Islands national park area

Comment Period: Closed        May 18, 2009 - Jun 18, 2009
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