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MassDOT Seeking Developers for Gold-Domed North Street Building and Parcel Adjoining Mother Anna’s Restaurant

The State has announced plans to develop the empty parcel of land currently leased for outdoor seating to Mother Anna’s with adjoining pedestrian space. Plans also include the former Sumner Tunnel Administration building, shown in the rear with gold dome. (Photo by Matt Conti.)

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) has announced the State’s intention to develop the empty parcel at Hanover and Cross Streets in front of Mother Anna’s as well as the former Sumner Tunnel Administration Building at 128 North Street.

Parcel 11A includes the space currently leased for outdoor seating at Mother Anna’s along with the surrounding pedestrian space. On the other side of the Sumner Tunnel exit, the historic gold-domed, former tunnel administration building houses approximately 6,500 square feet inside and an example of Georgian Revival style architecture. Both land parcels face the North End Parks on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway.

One entity that has already expressed interest for 128 North Street is the North Bennet Street School located in the former printing plant at 150 North Street. (See NEWNC video with NBSS presentation.)

A public meeting is being planned for October 2014. The full MassDOT release is shown below.

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MassDOT Seeks Requests for Proposals to Develop Historic Building, Land in Boston’s North End

BOSTON – Friday, September 5, 2014 – The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) today announced plans to seek Requests For Proposals (RFP) for development of a parcel of land on Hanover Street and the former Sumner Tunnel Administration Building in Boston’s North End.

MassDOT will hold a public meeting in October to discuss RFP plans for the two parcels.  A date and location for the meeting will be announced soon. The purpose of the meeting will be to describe the RFP process, provide a detailed description of the parcels and receive feedback from the community.

The parcels are described as follows:

Parcel 11A – This parcel is located at Hanover Street in the City of Boston in the North End and comprises more than 1,500 unencumbered square feet. The land portion of the site has approximately 64 feet of frontage on Hanover Street and 30 feet of frontage on Cross Street. A portion of the property is currently leased to the abutter, Mother Anna’s restaurant, for outside seating. The remaining area is currently open for pedestrian use.

128 North Street, Sumner Tunnel Administration Building – The building located at 128 North Street in the City of Boston in the North End is comprised of slightly more than 6500 total square feet on 4 levels including a basement. The building is just behind North Street Park and bounded by the exit of the Sumner Tunnel, Cross Street and North Street. This historic structure is one of few examples of the Georgian Revival style in the North End and is located near the North End Park of the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

In 2009, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) was created to unify the state’s various transportation agencies. MassDOT now includes the Highway Division, the MBTA and Rail Transit Division, the Aeronautics Division, and the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  MassDOT is committed to providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all those who travel in the Commonwealth and works to deliver excellent customer service. MassDOT has been nationally recognized for its innovative approach to transportation, including the Accelerated Bridge Program, the “Where’s My Bus and Train?” apps and “Fast 14” work.  For more information, visit MassDOT at our website: www.mass.gov/massdot  blog: http://blog.mass.gov/transportation/, or follow MassDOT on twitter at https://twitter.com/MassDOT   and Facebook at www.facebook.com/massdotinfo.

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