Vision Chelsea Creek
What is your vision for this shoreline area of the Chelsea Creek?
Image credit: SCAPE Landscape Architurre
The Harborkeepers is embarking on a visioning and planning process along the Chelsea Creek on the old MBTA/MassDOT Right of Way railway bed adjacent to the shoreline in East Boston.
This is an unprecedented opportunity to create a collective vision from scratch in a shoreline area that has been historically industrial and publicly inaccessible, abandoned and unused for many decades. Through a transparent visioning and inclusive engagement process, we will study and assess together as diverse public and private stakeholders, with support through a public-private partnership and technical expertise, how transforming this waterfront space can lead to solving multiple coastal and urban challenges. The public engagement process will include studying transportation and mobility needs for the East Boston corridor, assessing ecological and environmental conditions of the site, learning about coastal resilience design best practices, exploring neighborhood connectivity designs, as well as reviewing regulatory policies of the site with the support of technical subject matter experts.
Together, we can change the narrative on how planning processes can be leveraged and driven in service of all stakeholders and for a more resilient waterfront.
The Harborkeepers will be using innovative and creative engagement methods including land site visits, boat tours of the site, stakeholder design workshops, community-led meetings, public forums, surveys, visual storytelling and more to create a collective vision that will serve to inform municipal and state planning processes as well revitalization and development of the area.