Mayor Martin J. Walsh issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) last week to find a partner to work with the city to enhance City Hall Plaza.
“The Plaza is the front yard for Boston’s City Hall, and it has enormous potential to be an engaging and activated civic space,” Walsh said in a press release. “We’re looking for a partner with an innovative plan to unlock this potential and transform the plaza into a must-see destination for residents and visitors alike. Together, we want to reimagine the plaza as a thriving, healthy and innovative civic space.”
According to press release, the ideal partner would have “an experienced team that is representative of the people of Boston” and offer a comprehensive vision to make the plaza both a functioning civic space and an attractive destination for residents and tourists alike. The partner would have the opportunity to add new programming elements to complement existing ones on the plaza, as well as add new temporary amenities over a three-year contract period.
The project is one of three interrelated proposals that the city is considering to make the plaza a more inviting and vibrant area. The mayor’s Chief of Operations will lead and coordinate each process and all proposed programming through the appropriate city agencies.
Responses to the RFP are due by Oct. 26.