GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

Letters/My View

September 2, 2013

Letter: Hold off before lifting any properies from DPA

To the editor:

I am writing to express my concerns in removing Cape Pond Ice and 65 Rogers St. (the I-4, C-2 property) from the state’s Designated Port Area listings.

I am a new resident of Gloucester and have been attending meetings concerning the review of the DPA.

I attended the Planning Board meeting on Aug. 14, and at the meeting, City Councilor Paul McGeary gave any update of the Harbor Plan Committee to the Planning Board.

He said that the City has hired a consultant to help review the DPA and provide financial and economic incentives as well as address legal concerns. He also said that the Harbor Plan Committee is still gathering information and has no recommendations for changes to the DPA. McGeary did state that he expected “great flexibility while retaining the intention” of the DPA.

I would like to remind the City Council and the Planning Board that the mayor has requested a planning process for the harborfront. From the Gloucester Daily Times on Sept. 25:

“Mayor Carolyn Kirk announced the start of the planning process to renew the city’s Harbor and Designated Port Area Master Plan last week. The plan will be funded with a $125,000 grant from the Seaport Advisory Council, according to a release from Kirk’s office.”

I am writing to express that I am against removing any properties from the DPA until the Harbor Plan Committee has finalized its recommendations.

I am also writing to remind City Council and the Planning Board that the discussions concerning the DPA at this time are pre-empting the process initiated by the mayor.

CAMRON ADIBI

Gloucester

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Letters/My View

NDN Video
CDC Director Warns Of A World Where Antibiotics No Longer Work Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot Samsung Pre-Trolls The IPhone 6 With New Ad Jimmy Kimmel Introduces His Baby Girl Swim Daily, Nina Agdal in the Cook Islands Guilty Dog Apologizes to Baby for Stealing Her Toy Prince George Turns 1 and is Already a Trendsetter Train Collides With Semi Truck Carrying Lighter Fluid Kanye West Tells-All on Wedding in "GQ" Interview Tony Dungy Weighs in on Michael Sam Scarlett Johansson Set To Marry In August New Star Wars Episode XII X-Wing Revealed Obama: Putin must push separatists to aid MH17 probe Michigan inmates no longer allowed to wear orange due to 'OITNB' Adam Levine Ties the Knot