Navy Yard Master Plan Implementation

Timeline

1978

Design Guidelines

New Development Area Boston Naval Shipyard at Charlestown

The Design Guidelines established a detailed site plan and design guidelines for reuse of existing buildings, new construction, and open space.

"In the physical treatment of the Shipyard, it is the intent of the Boston Redevelopment Authority to neither re-create the appearance of an earlier time period nor to expunge all evidence of the area's industrial past. The origins and significance of the Shipyard provide the basis of decisions on what existing elements should be retained. They also offer precedents for solutions to contemporary design problems associated with economic revitalization of the site."

"Design plans for the Shipyard must, above all, provide a theoretical rationale for proposed action. It is expected that proposals for buildings in the Shipyard will exhibit an understanding of the evolution of the buildings and the site, and will provide a theoretical basis for future changes."

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