Smaller Tremont Street Tower Approved; GE HQ On Hold


Banker & Tradesman
October 21, 2016

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A 12-unit luxury condominium tower that was reduced in height to comply with regulations protecting Boston Common from shadow has received final approval from city officials.

The Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA) approved the 155-foot-tall tower at 171 Tremont St. Thursday.

Swiss developer Maurice Dabbah originally proposed a 355-foot-tall building for the site, which currently is occupied by a 4-story office building. Neighborhood residents and the Friends of the Public Garden objected to the design, which would have required zoning variances.

Dabbah also eliminated all 21 resident parking spaces in favor of two valet drop-offs. In public filings, the developer said the Elkus Manfredi-designed building will contribute to the revitalization of Downtown Crossing.

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