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.
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 spots to preferred open space amenities.
At our next community meeting, we will share this feedback and initial ideas for new parks, walking/biking paths and opportunities for better access to the waterfront. Enjoy free pizza and good conversation at this kid-friendly event!
What: Charlestown Lower Mystic Public Meeting
When: Wednesday, January 30, 6:30-8:00 pm
Where: Harvard-Kent Elementary School Cafetorium - 50 Bunker Hill Street, Charlestown
RSVP encouraged but not required.
Click below to see visual summary of community feedback we’ve collected so far.
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Watch this short video to learn more about the Charlestown Lower Mystic project:
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.
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.