Clippership Wharf

Retained by Lend Lease Development, Inc., FPA has been responsible for leading and managing the environmental review and permitting of the mixed-use, transit-oriented project planned for the redevelopment of 10 acres of vacant, underutilized land at Clippership Wharf in East Boston, MA. The project involves the construction four six-story buildings containing up to 478 residential units, a public fitness club, a destination restaurant, a commuter café, public parking, and a docking facility for boating and recreational uses meant to create a waterfront destination for the entire East Boston community. Project amenities will include approximately 189,000 square feet of open space, including 1,400 linear feet of harborwalk, a wetland exploration and interpretive area, a kayak launch, lawn and viewing areas, benches, lighting and other waterfront improvements. FPA was responsible for the approvals for the innovative “living shoreline” component, which pulls back the shoreline to create a complex and resilient salt marsh and coastal bank area, unusual for a downtown urban environment.