Climate Resilience Building Case Study

Clippership Wharf Residential

Address

63 Lewis Street, East Boston

Status

Under Construction

Key Features

Resiliency: Sea Level Rise, Living Shoreline, Resilient Infrastructure

Sustainability: Green Building, Carbon Reduction

Team
Developer Lend Lease Development, Inc.
Architect The Architectural Team, Inc.
Landscape Architect Halvorson Design
Coastal Engineer GEI Consultants, Inc.
Ecologist DeRosa Environmental Consulting
Construction Management Lend Lease

To reduce the flood risk, the residential first flood is raised, there is integrated flood barricades to protect low spaces, and durable public spaces are provided.The project creates approximately 34,400 square foot of new intertidal zone consisting of tidal flats, coastal banks, rocky intertidal shores, and salt marsh from existing solid fill at the end of the western wharf. The new wetlands help to improve the water quality and habitat of Boston Harbor to allow users to access the water including a community kayak center. The project has completed a new section of Harborwalk 6.5 feet above the high tide level to increase site and building flood resiliency. The building will also install solar panel array to provide electricity services, is designed to use 20% less energy allowed by the Massachusetts Stretch Code, and is forecasted to achieve a 30% energy cost savings.

Aerial-view Harbor-Walk Public-Access Site-Plan

Share This Article:

  • Boston Planning & Development Agency
  • One City Hall Square, Boston, MA 02201
  • Tel: 617.722.4300  Fax: 617.248.1937
  • © 2020 Boston Planning & Development Agency