The HRA has published a Request for Proposals (RFP) to develop approximately four acres of the HRA property. Developer proposals must be submitted by March 2017.
BOSTON, MA, October 19, 2016 – The Hull Redevelopment Authority (HRA), tasked with creating a "sense of place" in the coastal Massachusetts community, has hired JLL's Public Institutions team to market its waterfront parcel in Hull, MA. With a variety of potential mixed-use applications including residential, retail, restaurant, hotel, and resort, the Nantasket Beach Development Opportunity offers a rare chance to purchase and improve an historic beachfront site overlooking the Massachusetts Bay. The parcel, which is cleared and ready for development, begins near Water Street and extends approximately 0.3 miles along Hull Shore Drive.
The Nantasket Beach Development Opportunity is one of the most desirable waterfront properties on the east coast and has been actively improved in recent years. The HRA worked with the community and MassDevelopment to complete a pre-development Master Plan for the site, which includes ample open space, a boardwalk and direct access to Nantasket Beach Reservation and the scenic Weir River Park.
"The Hull Redevelopment Authority has worked with various state agencies and consultants to implement numerous upgrades to the Nantasket Beach area and put in place zoning that would allow for an impactful development to be built," said Bartley Kelly, Chair of the Hull Redevelopment Authority. "In addition to the incredible amount of due diligence done on this parcel, the surrounding amenities – public transportation, the World's End Sanctuary, Nantasket Beach – make it a prime development opportunity. The HRA is excited for the opportunity to receive bid proposals that will present transformative projects which will leave an indelible mark in the Hull Community."
In addition to numerous amenities along Nantasket Beach, where the population doubles during peak summer season, the property is just a half mile from the publicly accessible Steamboat Wharf Marina, Hull's oldest working yacht and shipyard. The area is also just a short ferry ride from Logan Airport, Downtown Boston and the Boston Harbor Islands, all reachable from Hull's nearby Pemberton Point. The MBTA commuter train and bus are also just a few short miles away in adjacent Hingham.
"The Nantasket Beach Development Opportunity will give the development community the opportunity to create an unmatched waterfront town center for Hull residents and Nantasket Beach visitors," said Zoe Agnew, Public Institutions Manager at JLL. "With the infrastructure upgrades that have already been made around the parcel and the planning that the community, HRA and DCR has put into the site, we believe that now is the perfect time to offer this parcel to the development community."
A Request for Proposals will be released later this fall. Please visit www.HRARealty.com for schedule updates and additional information about the parcel.
About Hull Redevelopment Authority
The Hull Redevelopment Authority is charged with creating a "Sense of Place" in the Hull community through development that provides tax revenue, open space recreation, job growth, improved business environment, event venues, and parking for Nantasket Beach within an effective and efficient traffic pattern for Hull citizens and visitors. In order to do so, the HRA has established the following principles for their board:
- Maintain public confidence and trust in the HRA via transparent communication.
- Recognize the value and intention of citizens who offer feedback, both positive and critical.
- Communicate board meeting minutes and news with clarity and in a timely manner.
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In 2015, the HRA was approached by Hull resident Jim Alibrandi, on behalf of the Leeber-Tierney Golf Classic, with an offer of a donation to construct a gazebo or small pavilion on the bayside portion of the HRA property, with the intended use as a bandstand or venue for other entertainment events.
The Leeber-Tierney Golf Classic is a yearly charity event established to honor the memory of Blaise Leeber and Donald Tierney, both of whom were raised in Hull and were active members of the community. The event draws almost 150 golfers yearly and in seven years has raised and given away a total of $85,000 to Hull organizations, including Wellspring, the Hull Boosters Club, Hull Youth Football, Seat Swap, Hull Boy Scouts, Hull High Hockey, Hull Theatre Arts, and the Hull Scholarship Fund.
The HRA voted to explore this offer by conducting research of the initial cost of purchase and of installation. Due to government regulations which the HRA is obligated to follow, this research is still ongoing with the expectation of a pavilion being installed in the near future.
The HRA approved the placement of a sign on the property announcing the forthcoming pavilion. The sign will be removed in November and reinstalled in May, 2017.
In the effort to aid in the restoration of the historic Fort Revere, the HRA has voted unanimously to fund the expenditure of up to $10,000 on anti-graffiti paint for coverage of selected surfaces at the site. The fort has long been a target of vandals and the paint will make it easier to remove spray-paint graffiti from the concrete structures. In an example of the continued cooperation between the HRA and the DCR, the DCR will provide the painting crew and labor. Work will begin in late summer.
On Memorial Day, 2016, the corner of Q St. and Nantasket Ave. was dedicated to the memory of William Tierney, who once served as the HRA’s relocation director. The following letter was received by the HRA from Hull resident Charlie Gould.
William Tierney was honored by the Town of Hull by having a square dedication at Q Street and Nantasket Avenue named for him on this past Memorial Day. This commemorated his service to the community, state, and nation in World War II and the Korean War.
Bill was the relocation director for the HRA. He relocated well over 100 people from the urban renewal area and also numerous businesses.
His family roots in Hull ran deep. His grandfather, Dr. Sylvester, was one of the town’s physicians. Marie, Bill’s mother, lost another son in the service of his country during World War II. She is honored as a Gold Star Mother at the Hull Cemetery. Hull honored Marie and Matt’s son by naming a street for him. It is located on Allerton Hill.
Prior to being appointed relocation director by the HRA, Billy Tierney was a schoolteacher and a naval officer.
Dear Residents of Bay Street and adjacent streets,
This letter is to inform you that the HRA has modified our use of the HRA owned land at the intersection of Bay Street and Nantasket Avenue.
Starting immediately, the area that is accessed by a driveway on Bay Street (across from the former Riva’s Pizza rear parking lot) will be dedicated for use solely by the Nantasket Beach Resort and Conference Center.
Signage will be installed indicating that this is a parking lot for the Resort only.
We will continue our practice of allowing any Hull Resident with a valid parking sticker to park for FREE at any of the leased HRA lots. These lots include the Triangle Lot (formerly the resort lot), the large main lot, and the northern lot at Phipps Street. Additional Municipal Parking is also FREE at the lot adjacent to the Hull Electric Light Plant.
Remember, any Hull Resident with a valid parking sticker is able to park for FREE in the Triangle, Main, and Phipps Street parking lots.
As always, if you have any questions about this issue or any issue related to the HRA, please send us your question and/or comments.
Hull Redevelopment Authority
The Hull Redevelopment Authority (HRA) invites competitive proposals from qualified Real Estate/Marketing consultants to provide services for the sale of its land, 12.8 acres, at Nantasket Beach in Hull.
The Request for Proposals file below is available for information purposes only. To become an “Official Applicant”, please follow the instructions located on the first page of the document.
This RFP deadline has passed.
The Hull Redevelopment Authority is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a public forum for the residents of Hull to educate homeowners on flood insurance issues. Various methods to help reduce your flood insurance costs by retrofitting your house will be presented.
Speakers will include: representatives from The Building Department, The Conservative Commission, an insurance company, real estate agent, and a land surveyor—all who have experience helping residents reduce their flood insurance expenses. This forum will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015, at Hull High School. The meeting will start promptly at 7:00pm and is scheduled to end at 9:30pm.
Please enter your name and email address below if you will be joining us at the forum.
On March 2, 2015 the HRA will begin requesting bids to operate the 900 car parking lot on Nantasket Beach for the 2015 summer season, May 1 – September 30. The HRA Board has made some changes that will greatly enhance the beach going experience for the residents of Hull.
The first change will be that any vehicle with a Municipal or Restricted, Hull Parking Sticker will be allowed to park in the 2 HRA lots along Hull Shore Drive for free. This will make it possible for any resident with a valid Hull Parking Sticker to have free access to our wonderful beach and local stores/restaurants.
The second change will be in the number and location of the vendors/concessions that will be permitted on the property. Vendors/concessions that want to set up shop on the northern end of the large lot (south of the DCR paved lot) can submit an application for a fee of $1,000 for the season, May 1 – September 30. It is our hope that some of our local businesses will apply for one of the spots and they will be able to capture the revenue from our summer visitors to the beach. On March 2, 2015 interested vendors/concessions and parking lot operators will be able to obtain an application instruction package at the office of the Town Clerk. Questions only should be directed to the Board Chairman through email, BJKelly@town.hull.ma.us.
Additionally, the HRA will continue to make parking available to Hull Citizens with valid Hull Parking Stickers on the bay side of the HRA property adjacent to Bay Street.