Comments Sought on Government Ctr. Garage

February 3, 2014
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The state is accepting public comments on the proposed redevelopment of the Government Center Garage until Friday, Feb. 7.

Boston-based developer HYM Investment Group LLC intends to raze major portions of the existing 11-story garage to clear the way for six new buildings, including a 528-foot office tower and two residential high-rises, standing 480 and 299 feet tall, respectively, on the western side of Congress Street near Government Center. The plan also proposes a 157-foot hotel and condominium building and additional retail and office space on the eastern side of Congress Street that would form a new public plaza and pedestrian promenade along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway.

The fully developed complex will consist of 812 residential units, 196 hotel rooms, 1.1 million gross square-feet of office space and several new stores and restaurants, while the garage’s parking capacity would be reduced from 2,300 to 1,159 spaces.

The project will be constructed in phases over several years, beginning with the 480-foot tower, according to the developer.

Visit www.governmentcentergarageredevelopment.com for more information on the proposed project.

Comments can be sent to Holly Johnson, environmental analyst for the state’s Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) Office, via e-mail at holly.s.johnson@state.ma.us.

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