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Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park Flood Mitigation Planning & Feasibility Study Virtual Open House

Jul 11, 2024

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Contact Name:

    Ksenia Acquaviva

  • Contact Email Address:

    [email protected]

  • Type:

    Open House

  • Location:

    Virtual Meeting


You are invited to participate in a virtual Open House for the Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park Flood Mitigation Planning & Feasibility Study on July 11, 2024 from 6:00 PM–7:30 PM. The open house will review the study findings to date, explore how proposed resilience alignments and strategies in the RLFMP will help address current and future flooding risk this area of the South Boston Waterfront which protects port and critical infrastructure and other neighborhood assets, and provide feedback on preferred alternatives.

How to Participate

Register in advance

Toll-free call-in number: 833.568.8864
Meeting ID: 160 376 4447

Language Access services will be available for this virtual meeting, including interpretation in Spanish. If you require additional language services, please contact [email protected] no later than Tuesday, July 2, 2024.

While this Open House will be held virtually, the team will hold additional in-person office hours on Tuesday, July 16, 2024 at 12:00 PM and on Wednesday, July 17, 2024 at 5:00 PM at the following address: 12 Channel St, Boston MA 02210, 9th floor, BPDA office main conference room.

Study Background

By way of its unique mission to preserve Boston’s marine industrial uses and promote their connection to the water, Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park is particularly vulnerable to climate-related impacts such as sea-level rise and intense coastal storms.

Coastal Resilience Solutions for South Boston (2018) outlined the extent of flood risk and the need for increased flood resilience and proposed district-scale design options for increasing resiliency. While present-day flood risk is mostly confined to the coastal fringe along the Marine Park waterfront, under the intense storm and significant sea level rise scenarios anticipated in the future, nearly the entire Marine Park area is expected to flood, affecting the MBTA Silver Line, major roadways, bus service and truck routes, critical infrastructure owned by Eversource and Massport, as well as major job centers and destinations such as the Boston Innovation & Design Center, Flynn Cruise Terminal, laboratories, seafood distribution terminals and more.

The RLFMP Master Plan Update (2022) called for all planned improvements to infrastructure and proposed development within the RLFMP to incorporate current and future climate risks and vulnerabilities.

The RLFMP Flood Mitigation Planning & Feasibility project refines the coastal protection options developed through CRS South Boston and advances the Master Plan sustainability and resilience vision. The project aims to develop a feasible and implementable stakeholder-supported flood mitigation solution for the RLFMP that can protect against current and future coastal flooding and sea-level rise while also supporting marine industrial uses and ship-to-shore transfer of goods.

The Study started in the Spring of 2023 and is conducted by the Coastal Resilience Delivery Team of the City of Boston Planning Department with technical support from a consortium of consultants led by Arcadis. The project team has to date completed existing conditions analysis; conducted risk and vulnerability assessments; analyzed alternative district-scale coastal resilience strategies and alignments, and is closing in on preferred alternatives. Throughout this process, the team has been working closely with various project stakeholders, including Massport, marine-dependent businesses and other tenants, and the Boston Marine Park Business Association.