South Boston, Seaport Northern ave bridge

Credit: Banker&Tradesman

Should the bridge be used by developers or not?  Well, they might not actually cross it, but fund the renovations for it.  Why you ask, zoning relief.

From Banker&Tradesman:

An advisory group of stakeholders – ranging from walking and bicycling advocates to preservationists and Seaport businesses – has discussed a public-private partnership as a funding source, said member Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance…The group has been meeting since December and will submit a recommendation to Walsh as soon as next month.

“There’s benefits to the development community from this bridge,” Galer said. “You see all of the complaints from their employees who work over the bridge, and the neighborhood constituents such as the Barking Crab (restaurant) and Hook Lobster properties.”