Plans to repair the burned 2-story office building at Commercial Wharf are underway.

The Boston Conservation Commission heard and approved the Notice of Intent from DCK Realty Trust for structural repairs to an existing building and foundation repairs, including the replacement of pile caps and installation of helical anchors, at 90 Commercial Wharf, North End, Boston Inner Harbor. This item was continued to December 21, 2011 from a previous BCC hearing where an engineer presented the proposed repairs after a fire destroyed much of the building.

 

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Commercial Wharf May 2011 Fire - Photo by Boston Fire

DCK Realty’s owner said the plan was to restore the building to its previous condition as a 2-story office building. The owner has received some insurance proceeds to begin repairs. The building’s height will remain at two stories. The BCC asked for building plans to be submitted and daily logs to be kept of debris falling into the harbor as repairs proceed.

Regarding the Harborwalk at Commercial Wharf, the BCC noted an enforcement order was issued to developer, Douglas Freeman, to build a Harborwalk on the property subject to abutter approval. Noting the complex ownership structure at Commercial Wharf, DCK Realty said they would not unreasonably withhold their permission for the Harborwalk to proceed.

The BCC unanimoulsy voted to approve the proposed repairs subject to the aforementioned conditions.

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Fire Destroys Building at Commercial Wharf

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