Climate Ready South Boston
Our latest report, Coastal Resilience Solutions for South Boston, presents near-term strategies as well as a long-term vision for the neighborhood. We want to reduce risk due to sea level rise and coastal flooding in South Boston.
This report is the City’s second local climate resilience plan that presents district-scale climate adaptation solutions. The first was Coastal Resilience Solutions for East Boston and Charlestown.
Coastal Resilience Solutions
The image shows near-term and long-term ideas that would protect Fort Point Channel. All images are courtesy of Halvorson Design Partnership.
The gradations of blue in the map show how the 1-percent annual chance flood probability changes in South Boston through time. The colors do not indicate depth of flooding. Arrows indicate key flood pathways.
Near-term actionsNear-term actions
Mid-term actionsMid-term actions
The Harborwalk along Seaport Boulevard could be adapted for flood protection. Higher elevations could be adapted with creative additions and expansions of the Harborwalk.
Long-term actionsLong-term actions
Planning Process and Community InputCommunity input
Collecting community feedback
We’re working with a design team to find solutions for coastal flooding in South Boston. We asked people in South Boston for their thoughts about this project through a community survey.