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Chelsea and East Boston DPA (Designated Port Area)

The sites are the same in every single city with a DPA. Chelsea, East Boston, Salem, Fall River, New Bedford. Boston has activity on it’s waterfront but the regulators tell us that “it’s different for Boston”. All of these towns have struggled with budget crisis and they all have their waterfront hampered by the failure that is Designated Port Area Zoning.  Hell, Chelsea even went into recievership.  No one wants to give up on our working waterfront but changes are needed within the framework of a Designated Port Area Designation that will allow for growth.

Go ahead and look back at that list of names -Chelsea, East Boston, Salem, Fall River, New Bedford and Gloucester. All operating under DPAs and all struggling.