AC Unit Program
As part of the COVID-safe Cooling Strategies Grant Program funded by the Barr Foundation, the City of Chelsea is helping residents beat the summer heat by providing free air conditioning units to eligible low-income households.
Climate Resilient Parks
The City of Chelsea is renovating several parks to improve climate resilience. The renovations will add trees canopy, shade structures, and/or splash pads to provide spaces for residents to cool off during the summer. The landscaping and design will also improve accessibility for all residents and storm water management. In addition, new playground equipment, lighting, and site furniture will enhance the park for youth and adults alike.
Renovations at O’Neil Park, Eden Street Park, and Voke Park are funded by the Office of Environmental and Energy Affairs PARC grant program and a matching contribution by the City. The Mary C. Burke upgrades are funded by the City of Chelsea.
Island End River Flood Resilience Engineering
Over the next year, the City will complete the design and permitting of a comprehensive flood protection system along the Island End River. The plan includes an elevated flood barrier, restored salt marsh, and expansion of public open space. Through the project, the City seeks to safeguard residential neighborhoods, industrial districts, and vital infrastructure, including transportation routes and emergency shelters.
An important component of the project will include educating the public about how future flooding may affect their homes and families. This project is funded by a Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Grant
Island End Park & Flood Barrier Project
Equitable Climate Resiliency Framework - Process Guide
Created by the Department of Housing & Community Development, GreenRoots, the Mystic River Watershed Association, and community based partners, the Equitable Climate Resilience Framework sets out a roadmap to engage the community on issues related to climate change. The framework strives to provide guidance on the following questions:
• How do we effectively and equitably reach the community?
• How do we have meaningful conversations around extreme weather impacts and resilience?
• How do we ensure local participation and contributions to city projects?
• How do we hear and incorporate community concerns into city projects?
• How do we identify priority and vulnerabilities of the community and address them?
Urban Heat Island Analysis & Cooling Mechanisms
Green Parcel Park & Coastal Remediation Design
Waterfront Community Visioning
The City of Chelsea, with the consultancy services of the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC), is exploring ideas for the future of the Chelsea Creek waterfront. The goal of the study is to balance the interests of residents, businesses, and a wide-ranging group of stakeholders while satisfying the State's policies aimed at ensuring public waterfront access and protecting the maritime industrial port of the Boston region. Public input is sought to help identify approaches for making the waterfront more enjoyable for Chelsea residents while simultaneously supporting the key maritime industrial, airport, and port-related needs of this important location. Information that is collected from this planning process will lead to the Chelsea Waterfront Vision Plan 2016 and will help to inform the preparation of a future City of Chelsea Municipal Harbor Plan.
To learn more information about the Waterfront Community Visioning Project 2016, read this project on the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) - or you can contact the Department of Planning and Development at 617-466-4180.