Climate Ready Downtown and North End
The Downtown focus area is made up of several neighborhoods that lie in the northern part of Boston. These include the West End and North End, the Financial District, Wharf District, Chinatown, and the Leather District. Downtown is highly exposed to sea level rise impacts due to the area's:
- extensive low-lying coastline, and
- exposure to flooding from the Charles River, Boston Harbor, and Fort Point Channel.
Our latest report is "Coastal Resilience Solutions for Downtown and North End." The report outlines near- and long-term strategies to protect from climate change.
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Coastal resilience solutions
This report advances the ideas laid out in the Mayor’s Resilient Boston Harbor Vision. The report provides specific strategies,
options, and timelines for implementation.
Near- and long- term solutions
Resilient Harbor Vision
Learn about our climate-ready vision to enhance Boston’s waterfront. We want to protect Boston's neighborhoods from sea level rise and flooding due to climate change.
Planning Process and Community InputCommunity Input
We asked people who live, work, and commute in the Downtown area for their thoughts about this project through a community survey.
Open house: March 12, 2019
At our first community open house, attendees told us where they had experienced flooding in the past. They also chose their top three evaluation criteria, and gave ideas for future open spaces resilience strategies.