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Greenway Zoning Plan for Market District and Government Center; Traffic Concerns Raised [Video]

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) hosted a public meeting at City Hall on Tuesday evening to present its plans for re-zoning the Market District and Government Center to codify the guidelines established in 2010 as part of the Greenway District Planning Study. Consultants Utile Inc. and Noble & Wickersham presented during the meeting. The analysis Read More…

Community Real Estate

Shadowing the Government Center Garage Redevelopment After the Tower Height Reductions

The recent buzz about the proposed Government Center Garage Redevelopment project has centered around its tower heights. In response to concerns regarding shadows on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway parks and the North End neighborhood, developer Thomas O’Brien and HYM Investment Group has reduced its originally proposed tower heights from the original Project Notification Form to Read More…

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Downtown View: Boom Times Need Infrastructure

Boston’s economy is back. People want to live in the city rather than commute from far off places. That’s the recipe for new office and residential development. But are Boston and the Massachusetts legislature ready to make it happen without burdening us with grid-lock and frustration? A new proposal is from the HYM Investment Group. Read More…

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Developer Thomas O’Brien Presents Government Center Garage Mega-Project to North End Residents [Video]

HYM Investment Group LLC President, Thomas O’Brien, presented to the North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association, plans for redevelopment of the Government Center Garage site. The meeting took place on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at the Nazzaro Community Center in Boston’s North End. Watch the video shown above to view the full presentation and discussion Read More…

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Rep. Aaron Michlewitz Calls for University Housing as Part of Government Center Garage Redevelopment Project

In a letter of support regarding the proposed Government Center Garage Redevelopment, State Representative Aaron Michlewitz is suggesting that a portion of the project be dedicated to a student residence dormitory for a local college or university. The issue of college student housing in downtown Boston has long been a hot button community issue. College Read More…

Community Real Estate

Residents’ Association Issues Comment Letter on Government Center Garage Project

The North End / Waterfront Residents’ Association (NEWRA) issued a comment letter, dated July 8, 2013, regarding the Government Center Garage Project. The proposal, currently under review by the Boston Redevelopment Authority and other agencies, would replace much of the existing 11-story garage between New Sudbury and New Chardon streets with 771 apartments and condominiums, Read More…

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Government Center Garage Redevelopment Plan Features Multi-Tower Project

New plans have been filed by Thomas O’Brien’s HYM Investment Group LLC to redevelop the Government Center Garage with a mixed use project featuring several commercial, residential and hotel towers, up to 600 feet. HYM and the Boston Redevelopment Authority released the Project Notification Form (PNF) on Wednesday, June 5, 2013. Project Details, as filed: Read More…

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HYM’s O’Brien Introduces New Development Complex to Replace Government Center Garage

Video: Government Center Garage Redevelopment Project Meeting of the Impact Advisory Group for the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Presentation by Thomas O’Brien, HYM Investment Group – July 18, 2011, City Hall. Despite many unanswered questions, HYM’s Investment Group’s Thomas O’Brien received a hopeful response last night to his new proposal for a large, phased-in complex to Read More…

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New 2.4 Million Square Feet Development Project Proposed for Government Center Garage Site

Bulfinch Congress Holdings (BCH), represented by Thomas O’Brien’s HYM Investment Group, has submitted a new letter of intent for the redevelopment of the Government Center Garage. The June 21, 2011 letter cites replacing the 11-story garage in phases with a new mixed-use, multi-story project with residential, office, retail, transportation and hotel uses and 2.4 million Read More…

Real Estate

Financial Troubles Hit Government Center Garage

The Government Center Garage has run into severe financial trouble, according to Tim McLaughlin at the Boston Business Journal. The existing office space has been without tenants since the Environmental Protection Agency moved out last year. “The borrower on the so-called Government Center Garage recently asked to tap a reserve fund to meet monthly shortfalls, Read More…

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Councilor LaMattina on the Issues – Part II

This is the second in a series of articles from an interview with District 1 City Councilor Salvatore LaMattina following his recent inauguration. Councilor LaMattina is beginning his second full term representing the North End/Waterfront neighborhood as well as East Boston, Charlestown and parts of Beacon Hill & Downtown. (Click here to read Part 1 Read More…

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Government Center Garage Slides Show Staged Massing Up To 600′ High Tower

The Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) released the slides from its presentation at the last Impact Advisory Group meeting. View the complete slide package on the Government Center Garage Redevelopment. Shown below are images of the existing garage and the BRA’s preferred alternative presented at the meeting. The BRA study is part of its pending guidelines Read More…