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Proposal for Boston’s First Electric Vehicle Charging Facility in Bulfinch Triangle

Bob O’Brien from the Downtown North Association shares this proposal for a “Green Park & Charge” facility in the Bullfinch Triangle on Friend St., in the former location of the old Mobil Station. The proposal is timely, especially in consideration of electric vehicle introductions as recently described in the Boston Herald.

Click image to enlarge.Dinosaur Capital Partners, a Boston-based development and investment group has a purchase and sale agreement on the now-vacant Mobil Station on Friend Street and they are planning to develop that location as Boston’s first electric vehicle charging and parking facility.

Their proposal is more fully described below and is still in the early stages of planning and permitting.  This proposed use will likely require Zoning Board of Appeal approval and a short-term license from the Boston Redevelopment Authority for continued operation of a surface parking lot at this location.  As with other such BRA licenses, which would likely be granted for a period of two-years, this would be considered an interim use until higher and better development options become viable; and the new prospective owner has indicated their openness to further redevelopment of this site, either alone or in conjunction with adjacent property owners, at the appropriate time. Such a further redevelopment could well include an electric vehicle charing and parking facility as an ancillary use.  

Below is more information from the proponent of Green Park & Charge: