The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) is joining the effort to block the Winthrop Square tower proposal that would cast a significant shadow onto the Boston Public Garden and Boston Common. The Walsh administration is looking to tweak a statute that blocks developments that cast shadows in these two public parks. The proposal by Millennium Partners consists of a tower that is over 750 feet tall for office work space, residential units, retail, dining, along with parking below grade.
Several neighborhood organizations have banded together to fight this tower proposal, directly opposing Mayor Walsh who is looking for the legislature to make a one time exception. View video coverage below of Vicki Smith, the Chairman of the Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay (NABB) who was on hand at the NEWRA meeting to gain support for their concern over this tower that would set a bad precedent for future developments. NEWRA will be opposing the tower and the quest for an exemption to the “shadow law.”
View the full video coverage above.