Help Shape the Future of the Chelsea Creek Waterfront

June 11 meeting on upcoming Municipal Harbor Plan

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 4, 2018

CHELSEA – Do you live, work, or own a business in Chelsea? Are you interested in helping to shape the future of development along the Chelsea Creek waterfront and harbor?

Join the City of Chelsea, Utile, the Urban Harbors Institute, and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) for public meeting to learn about the upcoming Municipal Harbor Plan on Monday, June 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Chelsea Senior Center at 10 Riley Way – off of City Hall Avenue and behind the Central Fire Station.

This is the first of three public meetings concerning the plan, which will aim to maximize economic development opportunities in the area, improve quality of life for residents, increase open space and public access along the waterfront and protect critical infrastructure from flooding and sea-level rise.

Light refreshments will be served. English to Spanish interpretation will be provided and materials will be offered in both Spanish and English.

The June 11 meeting will address why the City of Chelsea is undertaking a Municipal Harbor Plan, examine the area’s potential and explain how residents, landowners and business owners can benefit from the planning process.

A Municipal Harbor Plan is a document stating a community’s goals, standards, and policies to guide public and private land use along harbors. If approved by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs, the plan will help guide and coordinate local, state and federal actions along the Chelsea Creek waterfront.

There will be two more public meetings in the summer and fall. The City of Chelsea and MAPC aim to submit the draft plan to the EEA in December.

For more information, visit www.chelseama.gov. To register, visit mapc.ma/chprsvp.

For more information about the project, please contact Chelsea Economic Development Planner Karl Allen at 617.466.4190 or kallen@chelseama.gov.