Developer Tom McKay had originally wanted to build a 160-foot hotel at 88 North Washington Street in Bulfinch Triangle.
That 13-story, 74-room plan met with opposition, particularly from neighboring North End residents who saw it as entirely out of scale with the area.
McKay recently returned with a truncated version: 128 feet. The inn would still run to 13 stories, but would have 68 rooms instead of 74.
The residents are also not too keen on the glass-and-metal exterior of the proposed hotel. The area’s mostly brick and mortar.
The proposal, called 88NOWA, is still in public review. Stay tuned.
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