The Boston Redevelopment Authority has unanimously signed off on plans to replace the Whiskey Priest and the Atlantic Beer Garden in the Seaport District with a glassy condo tower running to 250 feet and 22 floors.
The Elkus Manfredi design of 150 Seaport Boulevard evokes a billowing sail—apropos given the 124-unit tower’s location smack-dab on the waterfront.
It is that location, though, that may ultimately doom developer Jon Cronin’s $260,000,000 plans. To wit, from the Globe’s Tim Logan:
The project has come under fire from the Conservation Law Foundation, which is concerned it would gobble up too much open space along the Seaport’s waterfront. That will be determined in the months to come by the state’s Department of Environmental Protection.
The tower is already a quite complicated project. It involves the sale of a small spit of city property and the acquisition of underwater land. For now, though, the BRA O.K. is big. Stay tuned.