Share Your Thoughts on the Chelsea Harbor Plan

Amanda Linehan
Communications Manager
Metropolitan Area Planning Council
617-933-0705
alinehan@mapc.org

August 18 meeting to collect public input on growth opportunities for Chelsea Creek

For Immediate Release: Monday, August 13, 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 a public meeting to share initial ideas on the Municipal Harbor plan, and learn about the opportunities for the enhancement of Chelsea Creek in an interactive and engaging session on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the PORT Park, located at 99 Marginal St. in Chelsea.

This is the second of three public meetings about 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.

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.

The August 18 meeting will allow local stakeholders to interact one-on-one with planners, ask questions, learn more about the Municipal Harbor Plan and what project partners have heard so far from the public, elected officials and local businesses so far. There will be one more public meeting in the fall, and the city and MAPC will submit the draft plan to the state EEA office for approval in December.

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

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.