The hotel proposal at 88 North Washington Street, also known as “88NOWA” was discussed with disdain at the recent North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) meeting. Covering the recent updates from the developer, NEWRA David Kubiak maintained that, “the project is too big for the parcel, and in order to make this hotel economically viable, they are proposing floors 3 through 13 to protrude over the sidewalk.”
The contention was that despite the developer changing their initial plans and making the hotel proposal shorter, the look, feel, and usage of the property is not conducive to residents in an already dense area.
Taking the stance that allowing a private developer will build over a public walkway for private profit would be a great disservice from the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), formerly known as the BRA. NEWRA voted to send a letter of opposition to the BPDA while the comment period is still open, view video coverage of the discussion above.