The first community meeting to study covering the Greenway ramp parcels was held on June 26, 2014 at Boston City Hall. Staff from MassDOT and the BRA, along with their consultant team, provided an introduction to the Ramp Parcel Study and reviewed the current conditions of Central Artery/Tunnel Parcels 6, 12, and 18. The study is part of a process to satisfy the state requirement to cover the ramps, and provide recommendations for each parcel’s permanent surface treatment.
The end goal of the study is to determine what type of cover is appropriate for each of the three ramp parcels. Options include a physical cover, landscaping, screening or a building structure. This first meeting also offered the public an opportunity to begin to share their vision for the ramp parcels.
The study is expected to take about six to nine months. The next series of meetings will be in September 2014. Comments and questions can be forwarded at any time to: John Romano, Legislative Liaison, MassDOT, email: John.Romano@state.ma.us or Lauren N. Shurtleff, Senior Planner, BRA email: Lauren.Shurtleff@boston.gov.
View the above video for the full presentation and discussion at the meeting. More information about the project can be found at the Greenway Ramp Parcel Study planning page.