North Suffolk Office of Resilience and Sustainability Publishes Annual Report

The North Suffolk Office of Resilience and Sustainability published its Annual Report in January of 2023, sharing with its constituents in Chelsea, Revere, and Winthrop information on projects that were completed in 2022, updates on the upcoming phases of ongoing projects, and details on new initiatives that will launch in 2023.

The NSORS was created by the communities of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop to address climate change issues using a regional approach. Since its creation, NSORS staff have worked on both regional and individual municipal projects to address issues such as heat mitigation, the reduction of greenhouse gas contributions and more. The Office manages over $3 million in grant funds from projects specific to the three regional communities as well as projects that have an impact on the entire North-Suffolk region.

In Chelsea, the NSORS is managing ongoing projects to address the flood mitigation and restoration of Mill Creek, implement Phase I of the Microgrid Initiative, and instill neighborhood-scale resiliency measures. The neighborhood projects include:

  • A study of Eastern Avenue to combat frequent flooding caused by the Chelsea Creek
  • Designing a new part at the foot of the Chelsea Street Bridge
  • Developing a permanent park at 212 Congress Street
  • White Roof Pilot Project at the Jordan Boys and Girls Club
  • Bellingham Square Plaza Redesign

For more details on these projects and more, click here to read the NSORS Annual Report.