CANCELLED: Onyx Hotel Public Meeting

The BPDA is postponing all BPDA-hosted public meetings regarding Article 80 development projects and planning studies until further notice. Additionally, the Boston Civic Design Commission Monthly Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and the Boston Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 8 are cancelled.

While projects will continue to be reviewed internally by BPDA staff, the public review process for both Article 80 development projects and the BPDA's planning studies is on hold until public meetings can be resumed.

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Are comment periods being extended?

Open comment periods will be extended until the public review process for Article 80 development projects resumes.

Will the BPDA be holding virtual public meetings?

To ensure that our public process is equitable to all, the BPDA will not be holding virtual public meetings for Article 80 projects or planning studies at this time. We recommend that stakeholders with access to online resources engage in the public process through our website where materials for Article 80 projects and planning studies are posted.

Is BPDA Design Review still ongoing?

We are committed to keeping projects moving forward during this challenging time in a safe and effective manner. The BPDA continues to review projects electronically. Plans can be submitted via email (hard copies cannot be accepted). During this time, the BPDA cannot issue design review approvals for plans but, as is possible, the BPDA Urban Design Department is queuing projects for design review approval for when the situation improves. We appreciate your patience, and will remain in contact as the situation develops.

Will the BPDA Board meet as scheduled?

At this time, the April BPDA Board will continue as scheduled due to regulatory and statutory requirements. Remote participation will be used to ensure the safety of the public, staff members, and BPDA Board members. As always the Board meeting will be televised and livestreamed on boston.gov. Only projects that have previously completed their public process or items that do not require a public process would be eligible to be brought to the Board for consideration.

If you are a landlord or tenant of the BPDA's housing program, please visit the BPDA's housing page for information and resources.

Jan 15, 2020

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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  • Contact Name:

    Michael Sinatra

  • Contact Email Address:

    Michael.A.Sinatra@Boston.gov

  • Contact Phone:

    617.918.4280

  • Type:

    Public Meeting

  • Location:

    Boston City Hall
    BPDA Board Room, 9th Floor
    1 City Hall Square
    Boston, MA 02201

Description:

The Proponent proposes to develop a nine (9) story hotel addition to the existing 112-room Onyx Hotel at 155 Portland Street. The addition will be developed on the 5,478 SF parking lot immediately abutting the hotel. The Project will add approximately 40,725 gross square feet, providing approximately seventy-seven (77) additional hotel rooms, ground floor flexible retail/restaurant space, proposed rooftop amenity space and improved operational space along the Friend Street elevation. No additional parking will be provided at the Site in connection with the Project. The Project will also involve a reconfigured, improved first floor lobby layout within the existing hotel. In total, the expanded hotel will contain approximately 189 guest rooms and will comprise approximately 91,000 square feet of gross floor area.
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