The developer remaking Boston's so-called Parcel 9 has formally filed its plans. Normandy Real Estate Partners won an oft-contentious bidding process for rights to the state-owned site between Blackstone Street and the Rose Kennedy Greenway after plans for a Boston Museum there fell through. Normandy's original proposal called for a 180-room hotel and a food market with a winter garden (it beat out a more residential-focused idea).
The latest filings, however, propose a 115,000-square-foot, 225-room, L-shaped hotel rising to 10 floors. The food market's still there, too, in some form: 25,000 square feet and two stories; it will function pretty much as a winter garden in that regard, with large doors that roll up or open to segue into the outdoor vendor area in Haymarket. Normandy and partner Harbinger Development hope to start construction on the whole shebang in late 2015. Stay tuned.
· Haymarket Site Bears Fruit [Herald]
· R.I.P., Boston Museum on Parcel 9 [Curbed Boston]
· Pushcarting Too Hard? Brouhaha Might Hold Up Parcel 9 [Curbed Boston]
· The Fate of Parcel 9 Has Finally Been Decided [Curbed Boston]