Workforce & Economic Development

Chelsea Creek Municipal Harbor Plan

Much of Chelsea's southern and eastern border is an industrial waterfront. The Proposed Chelsea Creek Municipal Harbor Plan and Designated Port Area Master Plan is a planning tool that provides guidance to state agencies for the next ten years.  It sets policies and standards for both public and private development and use of the land and water in the planning area in a manner consistent with the community’s vision and objectives. The plan was developed with many stakeholders to balance the need for public access, economic development, job growth, improved quality of life, climate change resilience, environmental protection and remediation, and other objectives for the working waterfront.

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22 Willow
The redevelopment of 22 Willow is already permitted. Demolition of the existing building will take place in the Summer of 2022. This major commercial development will bring modern industrial space to the City, with over 100 jobs forecasted at the facility.

295 Eastern Ave
A similar large-scale, state of the art industrial building is planned for the Waterfront at 295 Eastern Ave. The developer has started the state MEPA permitting process. This project is of particular benefit to the City because not only will it generate significant tax dollars on a currently vacant parcel, but it will also generate jobs and improve waterfront access in the City through the construction of a new, fully accessible public walkway along the shoreline. 

Tri-lingual Enterprise Center

In collaboration with City of Everett and Bunker Hill Community College, the City of Chelsea will develop an integrative resource hub for small hospitality businesses, entrepreneurs, and residents in search of further education and workforce development. The Enterprise Center will offer educational services and resources in three languages - Spanish, Portuguese, and English - to prepare residents to capitalize on the economic opportunities stimulated by the Encore casino