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Summary & Goals
The Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Greenway Conservancy, is excited to announce the kickoff of the Central Artery Parcel 2 Park Design Process. Parcel 2 is a 5,000 square-foot vacant lot located between the Bulfinch Triangle and the North End and bordered by North Washington Street, Anthony “Rip” Valenti Way, and Beverly Street. The BPDA will be leading an eight-month design process that will culminate in the construction of a new park at Parcel 2. Upon completion, it will be the northernmost terminus to the Rose Kennedy Greenway park network.
The design process will...
- Create a park design that complements and contributes to the existing Greenway park system.
- Complete a park design with a construction budget that does not exceed $400,000.
- Minimize impacts on the Central Artery/Tunnel.
- Complete a community outreach process that outlines the PARCEL 2 PROJECT expectations and informs the ultimate long-term open space use of Parcel 2.
The project will be led by the BPDA through a tripartite process as laid out in the Central Artery/Tunnel ("CA/T") Project. The tripartite group will include, but is not be limited to the following:
- The Boston Planning & Development Agency
- The Massachusetts Department of Transportation
- Local community: North End, Bulfinch Triangle, West End, and Government Center Community Members, the Greenway Business Improvement District, and the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy.
The project team will return in September to provide a recap of the August meeting. Community members are invited to participate in an open house intended to narrow down the programming options for the site.
Meeting 3: Concept Design Options | Date to be Determined—Late September/Early October
The project team will present multiple design options based on feedback received during meeting 2. This meeting aims to narrow down to one preferred design direction.
Meeting 4: Preferred Design Progress | Date to be Determined
The project team will provide a progress update on the preferred park design and look for input on some of the specific design elements.
Participants learn more about the design process, shared ideas, and discovered how to participate in shaping the park design.