Community Rowing

FPA was retained by Community Rowing, Inc. (CRI), the nation's oldest community-based non-profit rowing organization, to obtain environmental approvals for the construction of a new boathouse along the Charles River. A 20-year old nonprofit rowing organization, CRI needed a new building to house its expanded public rowing programs. FPA prepared an Expanded Environmental Notification Form with a detailed alternatives analysis of nine potential sites along the Charles River. Once the Preferred Alternative identified in the ENF was selected, FPA assisted in securing legislative approval under Article 97 of the State Constitution and obtained all other local, state, and federal approvals. The 30,000 square foot facility opened in 2008, now home to the nation's largest and most successful rowing programs.