The redevelopment of the Boston Harbor Garage, one of the biggest and the most controversial developments in the Boston region, is poised to take a major step forward on February 9 (if the snowy weather doesn’t get in the way).
Wow. @bostonplans hitting the gas on the long-stalled downtown Municipal Harbor Plan (Chiofaro's tower). Scheduled a vote on Thursday.— Tim Logan (@bytimlogan) February 7, 2017
Now, the BPDA’s O.K. only hands off the rezoning to the state for the final say. But does move forward changes that could clear the way for the garage’s redevelopment.
Plans for that redevelopment stretch back several years and have undergone various iterations as developer Don Chiofaro has sought to placate not only public officials but opponents as varied as the New England Aquarium and condo owners at the Harbor Towers.
The latest plans call for that 600-foot spire, which would likely include both residential and commercial space.
- Harbor Garage tower could move forward under new waterfront zoning plan [Curbed Boston]
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- New England Aquarium Swimming Against Harbor Garage Plans [Curbed Boston]