Coastal Resilience for Downtown and North End
As part of the Climate Ready Boston initiative, the Coastal Resilience Solutions for Downtown and North End plan presented near-term and long-term strategies to adapt the Downtown and North End waterfront to coastal flooding from sea level rise and storms. Together, the coastal resilience solutions create a vision for the future of the Downtown and North End coastline that reduces coastal flood risk, improves connectivity and accessibility, and enhances recreation and public amenities along the Harborwalk.
ABOUT THE PLAN
The Coastal Resilience Solutions for Downtown and North End plan builds upon the Climate Ready Boston initiative. It aims to maintain the Downtown and North End community's ability to thrive in the face of coastal flooding resulting from climate change.
The plan presents strategies to protect each vulnerable coastal area over time. Each strategy incorporates an analysis of current and future flood risk, stakeholder and community engagement, and preliminary design and engineering assessments. Since the plan’s release in 2020, the City and its partners continue to engage with the Downtown and North End community as we further the design and development of coastal resilience projects to build a resilient waterfront for all.
During the planning process, the City studied the Downtown and North End waterfront from the Charles River Dam to the Fort Point Channel. The study area included:
- The West End and North End;
- The Financial District;
- The Wharf District;
- Chinatown; and
- The Leather District.
Learn more about in-progress projects and completed projects along the Downtown and North End waterfront and how you can stay engaged in the implementation process below!