CHARLESTOWN LOWER MYSTIC

 Rendering showing long-term climate resilient strategy along the Lower Mystic River in Charlestown. Source: Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown. Credit: Stoss Landscape Urbanism/Kleinfelder/ONE/WHG.

Rendering showing long-term climate resilient strategy along the Lower Mystic River in Charlestown. Source: Climate Ready East Boston and Charlestown. Credit: Stoss Landscape Urbanism/Kleinfelder/ONE/WHG.

The Charlestown waterfront along the Mystic River remains largely hidden and inaccessible - a stark contrast to the east side which has seen significant investments in the Harborwalk and other waterfront parks. North Charlestown, located between Sullivan Square and the Little Mystic Channel and Tobin Bridge, lacks contiguous waterfront access and walking and biking routes that connect to regional greenway networks. Furthermore, the low-lying lands of Sullivan Square and the Autoport are susceptible to coastal and inland flooding in the near-term.

Through a robust outreach process in 2018, we seek to create a shared-vision for new and enhanced open spaces and active transportation routes that connect people to the Lower Mystic River. This community-driven effort will build off of the work of Climate Ready Boston, addressing flooding and heat island impacts, while providing the co-benefits of public amenities.

SHARE YOUR IDEAS

We’ve reached out to hundreds of Charlestown residents to find out what people think about the Lower Mystic River waterfront - from favorite neighborhood areas to preferred open space amenities. Below is a summary of the results of this of this outreach.


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partners

Funding is provided by the Barr Foundation. Partners include Boston Harbor Now, Charlestown Waterfront Coalition, City of Boston, The Emerald Network, The Flatley Company, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Stoss, and WalkBoston.

RESOURCES

For references on existing City of Boston projects relevant to this effort visit Climate Ready Boston and Rutherford Avenue/Sullivan Square Design Project. Check out the final Climate Ready Boston Report here