Several months (years) ago, a local developer proposed putting up a couple of high-rises back behind Fenway Park, meaning anyone looking out toward the Green Monster would potentially have their unobstructed view of the Citgo sign blocked (by buildings and/or billboards).
Those plans were quickly crushed. Now, however, the development is back on track, thanks to some adjustments to the plans – the towers lost about 15 storeys between them.
You wouldn’t know it from this Globe article, but, according to the Boston Courant, the neighborhood isn’t very happy that the developer is proposing 2,500 new parking spaces.
Relocated Fenway development draws praise
The decision to move developer John Rosenthal’s planned mixed-use complex a block to the west appears to have broken a two-year logjam and may speed development over the Massachusetts Turnpike and around Fenway Park.
Since the Red Sox disclosed their intention in March to renovate the oldest and smallest ballpark in the major leagues and continue playing at Fenway, pressure to develop the area around the park has intensified.
Under the new plan, Rosenthal’s 525 residential units, retail space, and 560-car garage would be built at the edge of the long Beacon Street bridge over the turnpike. It would partially occupy a parking lot targeted for a massive garage by the previous Red Sox ownership.
Two public parking garages with a capacity of 1,800 cars would be built over the turnpike to accommodate baseball patrons and employees of the nearby Longwood Medical and Academic Area.
Complete article: Relocated Fenway development draws praise