Ownership: Boston Conservation Commission
Neighborhood: East Boston
The Condor Street Urban Wild, located on the corner of Condor and Glendon Street, borders the Chelsea Creek, a busy navigational channel in East Boston that is predominantly characterized by industrial uses. During 20 years of city-ownerhsip, the site had previously not been publicly accessible and had devolved into a blighted dumping ground. However, like the Belle Isle Urban Wild, this site has over the last few years been subject to a state-mandated soil remediation project. Through this project, The Urban Wilds Initiative transformed this urban brownfield into a publicly-accessible natural area. With construction completed in fall 2003, the restored site now features walking paths, a boardwalk and viewing platform overlooking the Chelsea River, a salt marsh, meadow grasses, and other coastal habitat elements. There are plans for interpretive displays highlighting the ecology and history of the Chelsea River that will be designed and incorporated into this site.