Vision Chelsea Creek
Together, we can build a more resilient and equitable waterfront.
Aerial view of the MBTA / MassDOT-owned site along Chelsea Creek / Handel Architects
On May 2020 The Harborkeepers launched Vision Chelsea Creek, 6-month long visioning, planning and engagement process to re-imagine the abandoned MBTA/MassDOT-owned railway site along the industrial shoreline of Lower Cheslea Creek in East Boston.
Aiming to solve for multiple coastal and urban challenges, this project is driven by a public-private partnership between The Harborkeepers (a local, grassroots coastal and resilience-building non-profit based in East Boston) and Cargo Ventures (a long-time Boston land owner, abutter, and primary funder), in collaboration with SCAPE (a landscape architecture and urban design firm bringing expertise in resilient waterfront planning and design). The team is further supported by Utile, the Boston Society of Architecture and the Boston Society of Landscape Architecture.
Through a transparent, open community and stakeholder engagement process, the Vision Chelsea Creek team will work together to design and develop a comprehensive vision for the site, inclusive of various needs and priorities, and building on waterfront and open space advocay; community aspirations; industry and maritime uses and the needs of multiple stakeholders. Read the entire press release here.