Latest plans for Port Norfolk project await review

The Neponset Wharf project planned for a prime area of the Port Norfolk waterfront will have several community meetings and closing comment periods in the next few weeks, as residents weigh in on the environmental and neighborhood impact of the sprawling mixed-use development.

South Boston-based City Point Capital plans to raze the MarineMax/Russo Marine site at 24 Ericsson St. and construct 150 condos, a 25-room “boutique hotel,” a 4,000-square-foot restaurant, 185 parking spaces, and a boat storage facility that could handle about 75 vessels, according to the most recent filings with the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).

The site includes about 3.6 acres of developed land and 4 acres of water-related uses, including a 75-boat marina.

The Massachusetts Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office will be holding a public consultation session and site walk on July 24. Starting from the Boston Winery at 3:30 p.m., the excursion is expected to take two hours.

Interested parties will have until Aug. 1 to submit any comments on the project’s environmental impact through MEPA.

An Impact Advisory Group meeting on the wharf project is scheduled for Wednesday, July 26 at the Port Norfolk Yacht Club at 6 p.m.; and a BPDA-sponsored meeting is on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at the yacht club, also at 6 p.m.

The community comment period for the BPDA filings is still more than a month off — Sept. 8 — and the full project specifications are available at the planning agency’s website.


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