Chelsea is a City on the move. A vital gateway to the Boston region for new residents, its location, character, diversity, and affordability are now being noticed and recognized for the advantages they have always provided. Development abounds, population is growing, and Chelsea is poised to harness this energy in its downtown heart—the Broadway Corridor. The Reimagining Broadway project is more than just a traffic and circulation analysis for downtown Chelsea. This is an opportunity to embark on a new era for one of the most diverse communities in Massachusetts.
Nelson\Nygaard is providing the City of Chelsea with holistic transportation planning services, and the City has marked five million dollars of construction funding to make this plan a physical reality. The firm developed several different design concepts to address identified issues and incorporate local desire for additional public space on Broadway. The concepts were thoroughly vetted for their effects on safety, business vitality, the pedestrian environment, and traffic congestion.