The would-be developers behind a proposed condo tower at 171 Tremont Street just across from Boston Common recently sliced the height of the spire from 355 feet to 255. David Raftery and the Dabbah family made the move to placate local opposition to what would now be a 20-story building with 19 units total (with the vast majority of floors having only one unit) and 28 underground parking spots. Yet the equivalent of cutting almost 10 floors might not be enough for some, not in today's Boston, no-how.
Donna Goodison at the Herald has the details: "The Midtown Cultural District Residents' Association supports a residential project at the site, according to executive committee member Rishi Shukla. But there's still concern, primarily from residents of the adjacent Residences at the Ritz-Carlton Towers and Parkside condos, about the building's proposed height and shadows it would cast on the Common, he said." The developers just filed their revised plans with the Boston Redevelopment Authority, so nothing has been finalized. Definitely stay tuned.
An interesting side note: The new tower would replace the building that has housed the Millennium Place sales office. That condo complex is no longer in need of such a place.
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