| Heavy Opposition to Lewis Wharf Hotel Proposal at Second IAG Meeting, September 12, 2015-- The North Bennet Street School was standing room only at the September 10th Lewis Wharf Hotel IAG Meeting. Starting promptly at 6:30pm, JW Capital Partners went through their proposal for the Lewis Wharf Hotel project in front of the appointed Impact Advisory Group (IAG).

Hosted by the Boston Redevelopment Authority, the meeting consisted of a presentation from JW Capital Partners that went through renderings of the proposal, the traffic impact to Atlantic Avenue, open public space, landscaping, and more. Hearing comments and questions from the IAG members, the floor was then open to the public.

While several IAG members committed to keeping an open mind on the project, many IAG members expressed their discomfort and harsh opposition to the project. Abutters to the proposal, organized as “Save Our North End Waterfront” carried a heavy presence showing their commitment to lobbying against the hotel project. In addition to picketing outside, they packed the room and were adamant of their intentions to oppose the project.

The project renderings can be viewed at Christopher Tracy is the BRA Project Manager for the Lewis Wharf Hotel and can be reached at 617-918-4259 or with questions or comments.

View the complete IAG meeting presentation and discussion from the September 10th meeting in the embedded video at the top of this post. Next, the proponent is expected to file a Project Notification Form that will kickoff a formal review and comment period by the BRA, whose board will vote on the project.

Watch the video here.