Green Space Available for Seaport Residents Despite Construction Frenzy

Written by Badamkhand Batbold

By Badamkhand Batbold
BU News Service

Lawn in front of District Hall

The lawn in front of District Hall.

With the ocean as its front yard, you won’t find many Seaport residents complaining about the natural environment of their neighborhood.

“I know that we have the lawn right in front of District Hall that overlooks the water,” Gabriela Mejia, 25, a resident of Jamaica Plain, said. Mejia works as an event co-ordinator at District Hall, a civic space dedicated to gathering an exchange of ideas in the Seaport.

Listen below to a sample of the music that plays on the lawn in front of District Hall in the evenings for residents and visitors to enjoy.

“I would definitely describe this, like the Seaport area, as one of the cleaner areas in Boston,” Mejia said.

She said that buildings going up around District Hall have plans to incorporate green space, such as trees, once construction is complete. As an employee in the neighborhood, Mejia said she would like to see more green space.

Seaport resident Greg Plakoudas, 28, is a Chief Operating Officer at Atorus Investment Management. Plakoudas recently moved to Boston from New York. Plakoudas watched his dog run around on a small green space, named Q Park, near his home.

“[I’m] used to the city life, like this is, this is a treat here like, and it’s pretty much nothing, right?” he said.

He said the availability of green space is fine. As for the constant construction in the area, he said, “Just with the nature of construction going on, you know, I guess you could say I wake up to “noise pollution” every morning.” But, Plakoudas thinks the neighborhood is tidy and in order so the construction does not bother him.

The Boston’s New Waterfront website has a page with a list of public green and open spaces in the Seaport District. Most of the eight spaces listed are quite small but do add life and color to the neighborhood dominated by new construction.  The list does not include some prominent green spaces in the neighborhood such as Lawn on D or Children’s Wharf Park of the Boston Children’s Museum.

Residents and visitors use these smaller spaces to walk or play with their dogs or to simply to stop, sit, and enjoy the greenery to escape all the construction.

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