In advance of Tuesday night’s meeting on the Garden Garage development project, West End residents picketed outside of City Hall on Monday afternoon in front of the Mayor’s Office. The group of protesters is calling out the Boston Redevelopment Authority for bringing back a high rise development with little change after previously rejecting it.
Equity Residential is seeking to replace the Garden Garage (commonly known as Basketball City) located at 35 Lomasney Way in Boston’s West End with a residential tower, currently proposed with 470 units and 447 feet. For its part, Equity is citing the benefit of putting the 5-story garage underground and noting the support of the neighboring board at West End Place, owners of Amy Lowell House and the Downtown North Association.
Monday’s protest follows a contentious IAG meeting last week where the majority of the committee walked out.
A public meeting is scheduled at 6:30 pm, on November 17th at the Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) auditorium, 243 Charles St on the 3rd floor.