At the same meeting, waterfront watcher Bill Harris raised a point that might be as important as parking concerns: environmental permits.
Municipal historians say that the 4.2 acres of NRA-controlled waterfront once served as a transfer station for coal products. Before that, it was the recipient of numerous genres of refuse.
Harris, a onetime opponent of commercial development on the waterfront, urged the NRA to get in touch with environmental officials so that the appropriate studies can be undertaken.
The following meetings are scheduled this week and open to the public:
School Committee retreat, 6 p.m., Institution for Savings
River Valley Charter School Accountability Committee, 6:30 p.m., 2 Perry Way
Planning and Development Committee and Committee of the Whole, 7 p.m., City Hall auditorium, Pleasant Street
Solarize Newburyport, 3 p.m., City Hall Auditorium
Jetty Repair Information Session, 7 p.m., PITA Hall, Newbury (postponed from Monday night)
Commission for Tolerance and Diversity, 4 p.m., City Hall
School Building Committee, 6:30 p.m., City Hall
Open Space Committee, 7 p.m., police conference room, 4 Green St.
Historical Commission, 7:30 p.m., City Hall
Dyke Hendrickson covers Newburyport for The Daily News. He can be reached at 978-462-6666, ext. 3226, or firstname.lastname@example.org.