Government Center site of $1.4B development

Raze, recast begins at old garage

Boston Herald | By Donna Goodison
January 25, 2017

HYM Investment Group and National Real Estate Advisors yesterday marked the start of their redevelopment of the Government Center garage into Bulfinch Crossing, a 2.9 million-square-foot, mixed-use project that will include a trio of new towers and three mid-rise buildings.

The roughly $1.4 billion development will span two blocks, with 800-plus residential units, 200 hotel rooms, 1.15 million square feet of office space and 82,500 square feet of retail.

“Bulfinch Crossing is part of a new era in urban development, one that emphasizes a highly connected and thoughtfully designed mixed-use experience,” said Thomas O’Brien, founding partner of Boston’s HYM.

The brutalist-style Government Center garage was built in 1972 as part of Boston’s urban renewal plan. Demolition of the half of the structure that won’t be incorporated into the new development is underway. The demo work will allow construction to start this spring on a 480-foot, 45-story apartment tower with 486 units designed by the Hub’s CBT Architects and expected to be completed in spring 2020.

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