Fitzgerald Shipyard

FPA provided planning, zoning, and environmental consulting services for this important maritime facility in Chelsea, MA. The ten acre Fitzgerald Shipyard provides a critical piece of the infrastructure for the working port in Boston, servicing tug boats, barges, commercial passenger vessels, and other medium size ships. Following the accidental loss of the existing marine railways, FPA worked with the owner to obtain planning, zoning, and environmental approvals for the reconstruction of a new 1,600-ton marine railway. FPA assisted the owner in resolving issues with abutting neighbors, City officials looking for higher value development, and regulators concerned with navigational constraints caused by the adjacent federal channel. FPA has also worked with the client to implement stormwater management controls to improve water quality runoff.