City Unveils Transformative Plan to Create Resilient, Open Boston Harbor

Mayor Martin J. Walsh today rolled out a comprehensive and transformative vision that will invest in Boston’s waterfront to protect the City’s residents, homes, jobs, and infrastructure against the impacts of rising sea level and climate change. Announced in his annual speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, the Mayor’s plan, “Resilient Boston Harbor,” lays out strategies along Boston’s 47-mile shoreline that will increase access and open space along the waterfront while better protecting the city during a major flooding event.

→Source: City of Boston

Walsh calls for major investment to guard city against flooding

Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Wednesday will roll out an array of projects designed to protect Boston from rising sea levels. And he’s asking business leaders for their help to make them happen.

→Source: The Boston Globe

Elevating Sargent’s Wharf, Columbus, Langone Parks and Long Wharf in “Resilient Boston Harbor” Plan

The City Hall strategy is a step forward in protecting the city from rising sea levels, especially during major storms and flooding events.

→Source: North End Waterfront

Walsh puts focus on missing Greenway link, Morrissey re-design in Chamber speech

Laying out resiliency plans for each of Boston’s waterfront neighborhoods, Walsh envisioned a “resilient, accessible, and connected Dorchester shore,” and called for preventative measures at various high-risk flood points, including Moakley Park on the border of South Boston and Dorchester.

→Source: Dorchester Reporter

Boston climate change effects the target of major new public-private effort

Called “Resilient Boston Harbor,” the plan would enlist private developers and other companies as well as nonprofit stakeholders and City Hall in developing and implementing strategies to prevent and to mitigate flooding. In announcing the plan at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce forum, Walsh did not hold back.

→Source: Curbed Boston

Walsh Outlines Plan To Protect Boston Harbor From Flooding

Walsh calls his plan not just a comprehensive strategy to protect the city from climate change flooding, but a transformative vision that will add 67 acres of new land to Boston’s 47-mile shoreline.

→Source: WBUR

Mayor Walsh launches citywide plan to protect against coastal flooding

Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh on Wednesday announced a sweeping plan to protect the city’s 47-mile shoreline ahead of a major environmental disaster, calling climate change “an urgent priority” for Boston and urging business leaders to participate in the comprehensive citywide resiliency plan.

→Source: Boston Business Journal

VIDEO: Mayor Walsh addresses Boston Chamber, announces climate-ready vision to enhance Boston’s waterfront

→Source: City of Boston

BPDA Outlines New Interim Planning Overlay District

Any resident or developer looking to erect a building or add an addition that is 1,000 square feet or more will now have to go through the same community process as larger development projects.

→Source: East Boston Times

Suffolk Downs Public Meeting

State Senator Boncore, state Representative Madaro, and city Councilor Edwards, along with the HYM Investment Group, will hold a public meeting to discuss the Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) filing for Suffolk Downs. Representatives of the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA) and the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services will be in attendance.

Date: October 2, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: East Boston High School
More Information: bostonplans.org/news-calendar

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