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Reader Poll: Do You Support the New One Congress Office Tower?

A groundbreaking ceremony for the new office tower designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli took place last week at One Congress Street. The tower is part of the Bullfinch Crossing Project replacing the current Government Center garage. Mayor Walsh and the developers shared positive remarks about the project, how it will change the city for the Read More…

Community Featured

City Celebrates the Start of One Congress

Rainy and wet weather couldn’t change the delighted spirits for the groundbreaking of One Congress Street. The new building located at the Government Center garage will be a 600-foot-tall, 1 million square foot office tower in the Bullfinch Crossing Project. When it’s completed, it will be the tallest office building in the city. The building Read More…

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The Weekender: Large Youth Crowds, Police Address Concerns, Nursing Home Thanks, Government Center Garage Project Details & Photos Galleries!

Last week’s top read posts saw a lot of focus on neighborhood safety and what is being done to improve it during these busy summer months. Read the most popular articles of the week below! Hundreds of Teens Swarm North End / Waterfront Streets and Parks Last weekend continued the scene of hundreds of teenagers Read More…

Daily Briefs

Tuesday’s Brief: Gov’t Center Condo Increase, NBSS Labor Focused, BookBike

What you should know for Tuesday Events for Tuesday, July 25th: 11:00am ReadBoston’s Book Bike. The BookBike is an innovative addition to ReadBoston’s Storymobile program. The BookBike brings literacy activities and new books to children in an environmentally-friendly way. Located at Hanover Street & Cross Streets, more information. 7:00pm NEWRA Zoning, Licensing & Construction Meeting (Mariner’s House) has been cancelled Read More…

Real Estate

Bulfinch Crossing Development Breaks Ground at Government Center Garage Site

After 50 years of existence, the Government Center Garage has started to come down to be replaced by a six building, $1.5 billion, 2.9 million square-foot, high rise mixed use development coined Bulfinch Crossing. Sledgehammers replaced the traditional shovels at this week’s groundbreaking. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh was on hand to launch the 10-year construction project Read More…

Real Estate

First Two Phases of Government Center Garage Redevelopment Approved

In its first meeting of the year on January 14, 2016, the Boston Redevelopment Authority board approved the first two phases of the Government Center Garage redevelopment. The BRA news release is shown below. Residential and office components of massive Government Center Garage redevelopment set to move forward Total Project Cost: $209,000,000 for residential tower; $327,000,000 for Read More…

Real Estate

Residential and Office Tower Designs Presented for Government Center Garage Project

Plans were updated this week for the Government Center Garage project by developer Thomas O’Brien’s HYM Investment Group. Slicing off parts of the garage structure, two large towers will be located near Government Center. Another four moderate height buildings will “step down” to the Greenway side. The current tunnel overhang over Congress Street will be removed. Read More…

Real Estate

Government Center Garage Project Comes Under Scrutiny in Joint Letter by Three Downtown Neighborhood Groups

Following up on previous comments related to the Government Center Garage Redevelopment project, neighborhood associations from the North End, Beacon Hill and West End have coordinated in a joint letter to the State expressing concerns along with “very specific measures of benefit and impact” on the downtown community. (Download the letter.) “… we continue to Read More…

Real Estate

Joint Letter by Downtown Neighborhood Groups to State Agency Challenges Government Center Garage Redevelopment Proposal

Neighborhood associations from the North End, Beacon Hill and West End have coordinated in a joint comment letter expressing their concerns about the “One Congress” Government Center Garage redevelopment project and how it will impact the downtown community. Now that the public process has moved from the city’s “Article 80” review level at the Boston Read More…

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North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) Elects New Officers at Annual Meeting; Talks Bike Lanes and Development [Video]

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) has a new slate of officers for the 2013-2014 term. The five new executives ran unopposed and were unanimously elected by voice vote on October 10, 2013 at NEWRA’s annual meeting. The 2013-14 NEWRA Executive Committee includes four new officers with President Jim Salini returning for a Read More…

Photos & Videos Real Estate

“One Congress” Government Center Garage Redevelopment Project Moving Toward November Approval [Video]

One Congress – Redevelopment of Government Center Garage – Public Meeting – BRA – October 7, 2013 Video Timeline: 00:00 BRA Introduction and Process Review 04:00 One Congress Project Presentation by Thomas O’Brien of HYM Investor Group 24:10 Public Questions and Comments “One Congress,” the Government Center Garage redevelopment project, is moving quickly toward approval Read More…