Charlestown Marina, LLC, the owners of the Charlestown Marina, retained FPA to provide municipal, state, and federal permitting services for the reconstruction of an existing marina. The owners purchased the marina, which includes facilities at both Pier 6 and Pier 8, in a dilapidated state and under enforcement proceedings. FPA provided regulatory consulting and collected documentation and submittals related to the demolition and removal of previous marina structures as required by the Superior Court’s Consent Judgment.
At Pier 8 the marina was reconstructed into a state-of-the-art facility with full accessibility at 207 dedicated slips and room to accommodate a total of 260 vessels. The Pier 6 facility was reassessed for sustainable improvements to an existing restaurant building and was reopened in 2013. The restaurant operates free water transportation between Pier 6 and its sister ReelHouse in East Boston. In 2018, the shuttle service transported more than 30,000 people, significantly contributing to the activation of the Charlestown and East Boston waterfronts.