Harbor Development Committee

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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Members 2021-2022


(Appointed by Selectmen, ART 30, ATM 1971)
  • Marco Boer, Chair
  • William Reardon, Vice Chair
  • Nick Amdur
  • Peter Branagan
  • Amy Cowan
  • Katie Doran Cutler
  • Paul Gannon

Mission

Hingham Harbor Development Committee (HDC) is an advisory committee to the Select Board.  HDC is a gathering place for ideas and a link to other Town boards and commissions to consider, discuss, design, and construct facilities that will maximize both active and passive harbor use, appreciation and accessibility by the largest possible cross section of the Town’s Citizens.   HDC is a 7-member volunteer committee appointed by the Select Board with ex-officio status for the Harbormaster and Town Engineer

Pedestrian Bridge Overview
Feedback
Please provide feedback via letter to the Harbor Development Committee at:
210 Central Street
Hingham, MA 02043

Or via attendance at our monthly meetings. View our Event Calendar for more details.

2022 - Master Plan

The Town has awarded the development of a new Master Plan specific for Hingham Harbor to the firm Beals and Thomas, Inc (B+T).  This plan is to complement and extend the 2020 Town Master Plan as well as other recent studies, with the goal to create a detailed vision for the harbor for the next 10 years.  Regan Andreola, B+T’s senior landscape architect, will be leading the project along with the Harbor Development Committee and Town Planner and Engineer.. 

The purpose of this project is to thoughtfully develop a Master Plan which will provide a cohesive and signature Hingham Harbor look; includes programming and spaces to attract users of all ages and abilities; and can be developed in phases that are aligned with the town’s needs and resources. Input from the community, harbor landowners and businesses, as well as municipal organizations will be critical to ensuring the end result is inclusive of various views and priorities. 

Our goal is to engage as many people as possible to identify potential ideas and possibilities which will enhance our treasured harbor. To do this, we will connect with individual stakeholders as well as host three different collaborative sessions for the larger community.   The dates for the Zoom-link sessions are as follows:

  • Harbor Specific Groups & Businesses – May 24th
  • Municipal & Local Town Groups – June 6th
  • Historic / Veterans Groups – June 13th
  • All Meetings are 6:30 - 8:30 PM with the same Zoom access
  • Join the Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 867 2589 4225 Passcode: 361672 Dial-in number: 929-205-6099

 If you would like to speak with someone from our Harbor Development Committee separately to discuss and brainstorm specific ideas contact Amy Cowan, member of the Harbor Development Committee at amy.cowan@me.com.

The Committee’s goal is to have the New Master Plan for Hingham Harbor completed by the 2022 Fall Town Meeting.

The Collaborative Interim Discussion Session presentation can be viewed here.

Hingham Harbor Master Plan