Developers now want to build three, not two, towers at the site of the old Boston Garden, next to TD Garden, and it already seems like a done deal.
From the Herald:
The three proposed towers where the old Garden once stood — now a parking lot in front of the current Garden — would include a 600-foot residential tower with 497 units. A 306-room hotel in the middle would stretch 320 feet. An office tower next to it would rise to 420 feet.
All totaled, the project would include 668,000 square feet of office space, 142,000 square feet of flex office space, 235,000 square feet of restaurant and retail, 25,000 square feet for an atrium hall leading toward Canal Street and a 40,000 square foot expansion of the TD Garden, primarily for concessions and an elevator lobby on levels 3-7, according to the filings.
The BRA seems to be cheerleading this idea. But has anyone besides the BRA and developers even seen this three-tower plan before? First it was two towers. Now it’s three towers … and the BRA is giving it a big round of applause, calling it “exciting.”
Well, it is exciting. But …