Waterfront condo complex Harbor Towers is having none of developer Don Chiofaro's plans for the Harbor Garage. And, if you don't know the reason residents are skittish on the proposed high-rises, then you have not been paying attention.
Thomas Grillo at the Business Journal has the goods: "In a letter to the Boston Redevelopment Authority and Mayor Martin J. Walsh, residents of the two towers of more than 1,000 people at India Wharf said the massive project is too big for the sensitive waterfront site." (Emphasis is ours.)
The letter hints that, instead of building his two towers to (gasp!) 600 and 537 feet, Chiofaro should stick near or below a 200-foot limit set for the Greenway and immediate surroundings. Meanwhile, another advisory group, the Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Planning Advisory Committee, roundly praised Chiofaro's plans.
Now what? Stay tuned.
· Harbor Towers' Residents Reject Chiofaro Waterfront Project [Biz Journal]
· Don Chiofaro's Harbor Plan Met with Praise, Scorn [Herald]
· Check Out the Giant Ice Rink and Other Harbor Garage Plans [Curbed Boston]
· 1350 Boylston and the Battle for Building Boston [Curbed Boston]
[Renderings from Chiofaro and by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates]