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Climate Ready South Boston

Last updated: 3/14/18

Climate Ready South Boston

We're creating neighborhood solutions to coastal flooding from sea level rise and storms.

South Boston has experienced rapid transformation as the result of a development boom and significant investment. The neighborhood is also identified in the Climate Ready Boston report as the most exposed to future sea level rise and as a key flood entryway. This project will identify short- and long-term solutions that protect South Boston and the rest of the City.

The project kicked off in Fall 2017 and will run through Summer 2018. Stay tuned for ways to get involved.

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Still have questions? Contact:
1 City Hall Square
Room 709
Boston, MA 02201-2031
United States

Project focus area

View maps of projected sea level rise in South Boston, and where we're focusing our work in this project.

Community input

Community input
What we heard graphic
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.

Climate Ready staff spoke with residents at our December open house
Open house: December 11, 2017

At our first community open house, we asked attendees to chose their top two evaluation criteria for proposed resilience strategies. You can read about the open house on our Greenovate website.

Open House summary 

Open House Results 

Probable future storm flood extents in South Boston
Open house: March 6, 2018

We gave a presentation on our goals and progress, shared community survey results and feedback, and displayed climate resilience options for South Boston.

Disclaimer: the posters and presentation contain graphics and renderings of draft options. The final proposed coastal flooding resiliency solutions will be in the final report.

Open House presentation

Open House posterS (File size is 40 MB)  

Watch: March open house in South Boston