CHARLESTOWN LOWER MYSTIC
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.
We plan to host a series of open houses, design workshops and events late spring through fall 2018. Check back here or sign-up below to receive updates. We look forward to hearing how your Charlestown waterfront can be improved!
Funding is provided by the Barr Foundation. Partners include Boston Harbor Now, Charlestown Waterfront Coalition, City of Boston, Friends of the Charlestown Navy Yard, Stoss, and The Flatley Company.
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.