Earlier this fall, Mayor Menino all but ordered the developers of the TD Garden project to compromise and lower the height of one of the planned 600-foot towers within the $1 billion mix-used project.
That was then. This is now. There is no height compromise, as far as we can see. The developers, Boston Properties and Delaware North, appear to have gotten gotten roughly what they wanted.
The mainstream media is focusing on the tax breaks involved in the BRA’s surprise move to approve the development proposal.
But the real news, from a neighborhood perspective, is the sheer size of the project.
Well, so much for “compromise.”
Not that approving the plan is a bad decision by the BRA. The project does include 500 new housing units. The more, the merrier, in our book.
Still, you can’t ignore the discrepancy between what was said and what was actually done.
File under: Read my lips (not)