Time to consider floating homes in coastal areas

The sight of shoreline homes washed away in recent storms suggests it is time to give serious consideration to innovative proposals like a plan for a “float yard” along Boston Harbor.

By Peter Fabris, Contributor | May 10, 2013

“Environmental regulations present major challenges to anyone wishing to build piers, breakwaters, or floats over the state’s tidelands,” says this editorial. But the sight of shoreline homes washed away in recent storms suggests it is time to give serious consideration to innovative proposals like a plan for a “float yard” along Boston Harbor. For added economic benefit, the architect suggests that the components could be manufactured in the area’s underutilized shipyards.

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