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Ginormous Project Next to TD Garden Could Start This Year

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Plans to plunk towers on the site of the old Boston Garden (next to the current TD Garden) first emerged in early 2013. That year faded into 2014, negotiations between the city, residents and developers Boston Properties and Delaware North continued; and then 2015 dawned. Well, it looks like construction on the 1.87 million-square-foot development, one of the biggest in all of Boston, could start before the year is out.

The Herald's Donna Goodison reports that Boston Properties is planning to start the project's first phase, a retail and office component, in 2015. The move would be part of a general region-wide push by the developer to get shovels in the ground on various projects, including a 160,000-square-foot residential building in Cambridge's Kendall Square. What else would the Garden party include? Right now, it's slated to have 497 residential units (condos or apartments), 306 hotel rooms, 668,000 square feet of office space, a 40,000-square-foot expansion of TD Garden (including retail such as a Star Market), and 800 parking spaces. Stay tuned.
· Developer Readies Major Boston Projects [Herald]
· Six Greater Boston Spots Transforming Before Our Eyes [Curbed Boston]
· Transforming Greater Boston: 10 Projects to Watch in 2014 [Curbed Boston]