At the dawn of this busy year, TD Garden owner Delaware North and developer Boston Properties pitched a plan to build two towers where the old Boston Garden once loomed. They were even going to have a Target and a supermarket as part of the grand plan, which included heights of (gasp!) 430 feet. Well, the Target soon disappeared. Now other changes have popped up.
The developers have filed new plans with the city for three towers rather than two, one of them a 600-foot godzilla with 497 residential units. The other two would be a 320-foot hotel with 306 rooms and an office tower stretching to 420 feet. All total, there would 668,000 square feet of office space; 142,000 square feet of flex space; 235,000 square feet for restaurant and retail, including maybe that supermarket as well as a cinema; and 800 underground parking spaces.
The trio of towers would, of course, be noticeably tall by Boston standards, heights only accentuated by other development going on around TD Garden. This includes the already-green-lighted 38-story, 503-unit Nashua Street Residences behind the arena and the proposed complex, including a 600-foot tower, where the nearby Government Center Garage resides. As you can see from the renderings above, it could soon be concrete canyon central around the old ball court. Stay tuned.
· Old Garden Will Grow with Three New Towers [Herald]
· Towers Proposed Near TD Garden [Globe]
· Old Garden Site to Sprout Supermarket, Target, Apartments [Curbed Boston]
· Here's the Target-Less Base of the TD Garden Towers [Curbed Boston]
· Big Complex Would Replace Government Center Garage [Curbed Boston]
· 38-Story Plan Latest Twist in West End Garden Party [Curbed Boston]