The Globe is reporting that builders of the Renaissance Hotel (owned by Marriott) are facing a new, and potentially disruptive problem. The Federal Aviation Administration recently changed height limits on buildings going up near airports. The new Renaissance hotel, on which ground has been broken, is scheduled to rise 22 stories, but the new regulations could cut 35 feet (three stories?) off the top.
Marriott could also face a potentially huge bill from the city of Boston. The land under the hotel is owned by MassPort, so the developer got their building permits from the state. The city of Boston thinks the developer should have also taken out permits from the city. The estimated cost of said permits? One million dollars.
The new bureaucratic snafus could slow building of the hotel and future developments.
One bright spot (to some): if heights are restricted to 228 feet, there won’t be any monstrous buildings going up, down there.
Complete article: S. Boston hotel may be stalled – by Thomas C. Palmer, Jr., The Boston Globe