final update 4/29/16: IndyCar Boston, the promoters of the Boston Grand Prix, announced that they were cancelling the Boston race.
On April 20, the Boston Conservation Commission (ConCom) determined that the Boston Grand Prix must file of Notice of Intent (NOI) as parts of the event and track area are subject to wetland protection act and the work requested will remove, fill, drudge or alter that area. The NOI process would allow for public comment. The Boston Grand Prix has stated publically that they will appeal ConCom’s decision to the Department of Environment.
There are still many questions surrounding the complexities of the Boston Grand Prix auto race. The next public meeting will be held on May 10, 2016 at the BCEC, room 154. The third public meeting occurred April 12th. Below is list of filings, meeting presentations and documents related to the Boston Grand Prix:
On March 31st, the Boston Public Improvement Commission voted in favor of all petitions for Congress St, D Street, Fargo St and with Cypher Street. The Cypher Street petition was granted under the condition of environmental approval by the appropriate city, state and federal agencies.
Public Improvement Commission filing and engineering reports on March 17, 2016.
Public Improvement Commission public comment deadline and hearing is March 31, 2016 at 10 am Boston City Hall, room 801, 8th floor. Agenda.
March public meeting presentation
detailed track route map (draft) as of March 4, 2016
February public meeting presentation. Also available is a mid-February presentation made to one of the Fort Point residential buildings and posted with their permission.
The FPNA actively advocates for more information on the Boston Grand Prix be made available to the neighborhood in order to understand daily impacts from pre-construction, which is projected to start in May to the event itself through breakdown and restoration. As offered by IndyCar Boston, the organizers of the Boston Grand Prix, at the February public meeting, we encourage neighbors to schedule individual residential building wide meetings to discuss specific concerns directly. Contact Kate Norton to set up a meeting.
In May 2015 meeting, FPNA introduced the neighborhood to the three day auto race event concept proposed for Labor Day weekends 2016-2020 in the Seaport and Fort Point neighborhoods of Boston. FPNA hosted the Boston Grand Prix for a second time on January 26, 2016.
Over a hundred neighbors turned out to learn answers to questions they had raised regarding the Boston Grand Prix event in advance of the January meeting. Read list of Boston Grand Prix Questions. View Boston Grand Prix’s presentation at the January 26th FPNA neighborhood meeting.
The Boston Grand Prix signed a letter of intent for the September 2-4, 2016 event with City of Boston, MassPort, MBTA, and MCCA on December 18, 2015.