lend lease - clippership wharf

In 2003, the Boston Redevelopment Authority approved Clippership Wharf, a $190 million East Boston residential project. The four-building complex of 400 condos and a 670-space underground garage would sit on 12 acres of waterfront land and what are now dilapidated piers.

The Development went through Boston's Article 80 process and the state’s environmental process eventually securing Article 80 approval and a Chapter 91 License. As the real estate market soured in 2007, the project was put on hold until conditions improved. In 2014, the project was sold and the new owners needed to make changes to existing plans that reflected the changing Boston real estate landscape. New plans radically changed the mix of units, the configuration of buildings and decreased parking totals. The Novus Team formulated a grassroots outreach strategy and partnered with several community non-profits to generate active support for the project. That support included hearing testimony, a letter writing and email campaign. The project in its new configuration was approved unanimously by the BRA Board of Directors.