BOSTON-The heliport–proposed for Parcel C-2 of the Boston Marine Industrial Park on the South Boston waterfront–is running into community opposition, which has caused Mayor Menino to put the project on hold for further review. The contention over the heliport is environmental, as well as local.

“I think the community was worried that it was too close to the residential section of the neighborhood,” the Boston Redevelopment Authority explains. “and they were worried about environmental impacts and noise.” The BRA tells that some of the concern was focused on the number of trips that might go in and out of the space.

The opposition was reportedly pushed by State House Senator Jack Hart. The discontent was enough to cause Mayor Menino to reconsider other options for the helipad. Sen. Hart’s office did not respond to inquiries by deadline.

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