National Parks Launches Charlestown Navy Yard Redevelopment

CHARLESTOWN, MA (WBZ-AM) -- Guests of the Charlestown Navy Yard will someday have a different visitor experience, as plans are just now in the beginning phases of a multi-million-dollar renovation project.

A trip to board the USS Constitution may seem like a maze for visitors at the Charlestown Navy Yard today but, after a few years and tens of millions of dollars in funding, that experience is expected to be much different.

National Parks Service Superintendent Michael Creasey says the entrance to the shipyard will be more streamlined after renovations to the Hoosac Stores warehouse on Constitution Road are completed. The 66,000-square-foot building will become the new home of the USS Constitution Museum.

The total cost is still unknown, but Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke believes the cost of the project could reach $100 million. Part of the money will come from private funds, collected through the organization which runs the USS Constitution Museum. Zinke was at the navy yard to announce a $3 million federal grant as a down payment.

WBZ NewsRadio’s Bernice Corpuz Reports:

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