MA Approves Gloucester Waterfront Plan

Gloucester Harbor, photo/Wikipedia
Gloucester Harbor, photo/Wikipedia

Gloucester Times: The state’s Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs has given its approval to the city of Gloucester’s 2014 Harbor Plan, backing a document that’s aimed at giving the city and developers more flexibility along the waterfront, while also protecting the fishing industry and maintaining the state’s Designated Port Area.

In a letter to Mayor Carolyn Kirk dated Friday, Dec. 19, Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Maeve Vallely Bartlett also placed conditions of future uses around the harbor, requiring that the city continue to generally maintain its Designated Port Area as noted in the amended plan, and follow the DPA’s development guidelines.

Read more about Gloucester’s plans to develop its waterfront.