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Coastal Resilience for South Boston

We are taking action to protect the South Boston waterfront from coastal flooding.

As part of the Climate Ready Boston initiative, the Coastal Resilience Solutions for South Boston plan presented near-term and long-term strategies to adapt the South Boston waterfront to coastal flooding from sea level rise and storms. Together, the coastal resilience solutions create a vision for the future of the South Boston coastline that reduces coastal flood risk, improves connectivity and accessibility, and enhances recreation and public amenities along the Harborwalk.


The Coastal Resilience Solutions for South Boston plan builds upon the Climate Ready Boston initiative. It aims to maintain the South Boston 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 2018, the City and its partners continue to engage with the South Boston 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 waterfront in South Boston from the Fort Point Channel to Moakley Park. The study area included:

  • Fort Point Channel;
  • The South Boston/Seaport waterfront;
  • Seaport Boulevard;
  • The Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park and the Reserved Channel; and
  • The South Boston neighborhood along Pleasure Bay, Castle Island, and Day Boulevard. 

Learn more about in-progress projects and completed projects along the South Boston waterfront and how you can stay engaged in the implementation process below!

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