Clippership Wharf

Retained by Lend Lease Development, Inc., FPA was responsible for leading and managing the environmental review and permitting of the mixed-use, transit-oriented redevelopment project on 10 acres of vacant, underutilized land at Clippership Wharf in East Boston, MA. The project involved the construction of 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 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 award-winning resilient project, including 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.