By Dan Murphy
A developer recently unveiled its latest plans to redevelop the Government Center Garage, which will raze portions of the existing nine-story structure at One Congress St. to make way for a sprawling, 2.3-million square-foot mixed-use complex.
Boston-based HYM Investment Group proposes six buildings for the location, including 812 residential units, 1.1 million square feet of office space, 85,000 square feet of retail space and a 196-room hotel. The developer intends to break ground on the project, which has an estimated cost of more than $2 billion, next year.
The first phase of the project would be a 480-foot, 45-story residential tower on New Sudbury Street with 486 units and ground-level retail space, and a 43-story, 1 million-square-foot office tower located at New Chardon and Congress streets and a residential building on Congress Street would follow. The East parcel includes an office building facing the Greenway, a small retail building and hotel/condominium building looking out on Congress Street that together would form a public plaza connecting the Bulfinch Triangle.
According to the developer, one of the project goals is to unite the now-divided Bulfinch Triangle, Government Center, West End, North End and Beacon Hill neighborhoods.
The completed site would also accommodate 1,159 parking spaces, compared with the garage’s existing 2,310 spaces.
State Rep. Jay Livingstone, who recently met with the HYM Investment Group to review the latest plans, anticipates working closely on the proje
ct as it progresses.
“I’m looking forward to delving into the specifics of the project to minimize any possible negative impacts on Beacon Hill and the West End,” Livingstone said.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority approved the project in November of 2013, at which time the proposal included plans for a 528-foot office tower and a 157-foot hotel.