New Bedford Municipal Harbor Plan Update

The City of New Bedford and the Town of Fairhaven retained FPA to provide harbor planning services for the renewal and update of its 2002 Municipal Harbor Plan. FPA coordinated a team of planners, engineers, and economists throughout the demanding visioning and approval processes. This effort included facilitation of stakeholder interviews and public meetings, provision of guidance for port development and management, incorporating a number of technical regulatory issues related to Chapter 91 and Designated Port Areas, drafting a new plan, and marshaling the document through the municipal and state approval process. After extensive public comment and agency reviews, the plan was completed and approved in summer 2010.