Parks and playgrounds, streets and sidewalks -- these public spaces are vital community resources. Street performances, block parties, festivals, markets and parades - these sorts of happenings create a more vibrant, connected and healthy community.
Through this Permitting Project we seek to make the community use of Chelsea's public spaces more accessible, affordable and transparent. A grant from MassDevelopment was secured in mid 2021 that will allow us to:
Streamline the Special Use permitting and licensing process, scaling requirements to the complexity and impact of the activity.
Provide technical assistance to event producers to support resident-led activities and build local capacity.
Offer logistical help for resident-led community events such as use of the city equipment and event support staff.