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Dock Square Garage redevelopment advances with key approval

Six-story addition to garage next to Faneuil Hall will host up to 210 condos; completion expected in 2023

Rendering via Stantec

The Boston Zoning Commission has approved the redevelopment of the Dock Square Garage at 20 Clinton Street next to Faneuil Hall, clearing the way for New York-based developer Fortis Property Group to reimagine the 698-spot carport.

Plans call for a six-story vertical addition to the existing garage with up to 210 condos. Fortis also plans to redevelop the garage’s existing retail into 8,000 square feet of what it described in a release as “prime restaurant and luxury retail opening onto a new corner plaza located at the corner of North and Clinton streets.”

There is also supposed to be an additional 3,500 square feet of “lifestyle retail” along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

Although Fortis will retain most of the garage’s parking spots, the levels of parking will shrink from seven to five. In the end, the height of the project—which had proved controversial at times—will rise to just short of 125 feet. The final development will include a rooftop deck for condo owners with views of Faneuil Hall, the Greenway, and elsewhere.

To sweeten the pot, Fortis is also planning streetscape improvements, including public landscaped plazas with outdoor seating and a water feature with what the developer describes as “vibrant light columns.”

The redevelopment is supposed to wrap in 2023, and a consultant on the Stantec-designed project tells the Business Journal’s Catherine Carlock that Fortis might yet refine the project further before seeking a building permit.

However it ends up, the redevelopment of the Dock Square Garage is but the latest reimagining of a Boston-area garage to advance. Stay tuned.