Seaport Residents Question Legality Of Boston Grand Prix Plans

A group of city residents is questioning the impacts and legality of a planned Boston Grand Prix car race.

The IndyCar event would be held in the Seaport District next Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, 2016.

Members of the Seaport Lofts Condominium Association cite environmental and noise concerns, as well as anti-corruption issues, in a letter they sent to the mayor's office on Tuesday.

The residents also argue that the city did not welcome "prior public review or scrutiny" before deciding to host the race.

The mayor's office says it remains confident the event will be great for Boston.

"We continue to be confident that this will be a great event for the city of Boston, bringing fans and visitors to our hotels, restaurants and shops on what is typically a quiet weekend," spokeswoman Bonnie McGilpin said in a statement from the mayor's office.

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Proposed Boston Grand Prix course (Courtesy of
Proposed Boston Grand Prix course (Courtesy of
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