At their June meeting, the Boston Planning & Development Agency approved 324 residential units in Downtown, West Roxbury and East Boston. Among those approved were plans to redevelop the Dock Square Garage located at 20 Clinton Street by Faneuil Hall and the Rose Kennedy Greenway.
The residential development will retain 450 of the garage's 698 parking spaces in addition to 209 new condos - including 27 designated as income-restricted. A six-story addition will be constructed atop the garage, giving the building a height of 124 feet.
New York-based Fortis Property Group claim that the $140 million project will enliven a largely dead block in the heart of downtown.
"We're excited about the way this is going to fill an eyesore in the Greenway once this is developed," said John Matteson, a veteran local developer working with Fortis.
However, the project was not without controversy. The Boston Civic Design Commission did not sign off on the project because of its design and scope, though the BPDA claims that the size meets all guidelines for properties built along the Greenway. The project will need the BPDA Zoning Commission's approval to begin construction.