To the editor:
The mayors waterfront working group should slow down and backtrack now that the 25-acre GenOn plant has suddenly become developable.
This site is very much part of the waterfront such that a bona fide blueprint cannot credibly ignore a parcel of this size. Instead, both bodies should refocus their waterfront planning frameworks to comprehensively consider all available waterfront land, particularly since tax revenue from development at the GenOn plant site might underwrite the costs of new, nonrevenue-generating uses like parks and museums, which many would prefer play a much larger role on the waterfront. Including the site would better harmonize with the rest of Old Town.
Whether City Hall wants to face facts or not, the GenOn plant windfall really does properly put planning our waterfront back to square one.