The Chiofaro Company has publicly released its long-awaited design for a waterfront tower on Atlantic Avenue, a 600-foot tower called “The Pinnacle at Central Wharf.”
The tower would have approximately 865,000 sq. ft. and the outside Harborwalk would be part of 28,000 sq. ft. of open space, meeting the 50% Chapter 91 requirement set forth under the recent Downtown Waterfront Municipal Harbor Plan. There would be 200 residential units and 538,000 sq. ft. of office space plus 42,000 sq. ft. of amenity space including retail and restaurant.
While Chiofaro says the project will “elevate Boston to the short list of truly extraordinary global waterfronts,” not everyone supports the plans. Both the Conservation Law Foundation (CLF) and abutting Harbor Towers have filed lawsuits that are still pending to challenge the plan’s legality, saying the proposed height is more than three times allowed by the Ch. 91 waterfront standard.
The BPDA is expected to schedule public sessions in the Spring 2020 according to its Article 80 large project review process. In the meantime, what do you think of the tower? Are you in support of this redevelopment on the waterfront? Or do you think it should continue to be a parking garage site? Vote in our poll and add your comments in the section below!
There will be a public meeting about the Harbor Garage redevelopment on Monday, February 10 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. See the BPDA calendar and description here.
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