Proposed by developer Don Chiofaro, the plan to replace the Harbor Garage in the North End with a twin set of skyscrapers, was officially withdrawn after 3 1/2 years of debate. Chiofaro’s $1 billion project exceeded the city height limits, putting him at odds with Mayor Menino from the start. A revised version was submitted in 2010, however, it still exceeded the height limits. This week Chiofaro wrote to the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) to have the project repealed.
Chiofaro and co-founder Ted Oatis are now working directly with the BRA in hopes of creating something that is beneficial not only to their company, but also to the nearby North End and Waterfront neighborhoods, and the city as a whole. The BRA is pleased with the project’s progression forward, now that it has the proper assistance. The result of their collaboration is sure to have a positive impact on the homes and businesses surrounding in the area.
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