The Boston Redevelopment Authority hosted a meeting at City Hall on October 30, 2013 regarding proposed changes to the previously approved Lovejoy Wharf Project. Lovejoy Wharf is located along the N. Washington Street Bridge in the West End / Bulfinch Triangle between North Station and the North End.
The presented changes include:
(1) The separation of 131 Beverly Street and 160 North Washington Street to create two independent buildings. Previously, a 2-story pavilion connection was planned but is no longer necessary now that Converse has committed to fully occupy the N. Washington St. commercial property.
(2) The residential units in the 131 Beverly Street building (155 feet, 14 stories) are now anticipated to be for sale condominiums as apposed to previously approved rental units.
(3) The above-grade robotic controlled parking garage has been eliminated. Residents will be not be offered on-site parking.
The sneaker company, Converse, is relocating its headquarters to the 160 N. Washington Street building currently under construction at Lovejoy Wharf. Converse is currently headquartered in North Andover. A publicly accessible park including a harborwalk and ferry transportation is planned on the water side of the property that is now closed. Ground floor retail, restaurant and marina space are also part of the plan.
The public comment period ends Wednesday, November 6, 2013. Comments can be submitted to Casey.Hines.BRA@cityofboston.gov to the receipt of Casey Hines, Project Manager, Boston Redevelopment Authority.
- 00:00 Presentation of project changes by Peter Spellios, representing developers The Beal Cos. and Related Cos.
- 22:00 Public questions and comments