Developers revise South Boston office building proposal


The Boston Globe | By Donna Goodison
April 1, 2017

Ares Management and CV Properties have revised plans for an office/research and development building in South Boston, cutting its proposed height by a story and changing an entrance in response to community feedback.

The building at 105 West First St. is now pitched at seven stories, which would pare its square footage to about 250,000, a reduction of more than 15,000 square feet, according to an updated proposal filed with the Boston Planning & Development Agency.

The building would stand 102 feet high on West First and about 90 feet on West Second, compared to the adjacent Channel Center Garage, which is 102 feet high, and the Artists for Humanity expansion project approved by the BPDA at just more than 95 feet.

The proposed new building’s West Second Street entrance has been altered to reflect feedback requesting it have “more of a sense of presence” to mirror the entrance for the Artists for Humanity building.

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