Boston waterfront building rules to get final city test

The Boston Globe | By Tim Logan
February 8, 2017

After almost four years and 40 public meetings, Boston officials are at last poised to approve a plan for the city’s downtown waterfront, which could pave the way for developer Don Chiofaro’s long-awaited skyscraper.

The Boston Planning & Development Agency is set to approve new zoning for the Boston waterfront running from Long Wharf to the Moakley Bridge. The effort began in 2013, wound through two mayoral administrations and a building boom and seemingly-endless negotiations between City Hall, Chiofaro and various neighbors concerned over the size of the tower he wants to build on the site of the Boston Harbor Garage.

Though he has floated various ideas for a large complex on the garage site, Chiofaro has so far not formally submitted a development proposal, deferring instead to the zoning effort.

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