On October 2, 2019, the Boston Planning & Development Agency (BPDA), MassDOT, and the Greenway Conservancy presented three design concepts at the third community meeting for the Parcel 2 Park Design project. The design concepts were based upon feedback received during the first two public meetings. The design team would like to narrow down the three design concepts towards one preferred design direction for presentation at the fourth community meeting (to be scheduled in November 2019). Please visit these links to see all of the material presented and collected at this meeting - Presentation | Site Analysis & Design Concept Boards | Feedback
Please share your feedback on the three design concepts at (https://forms.gle/fwh5dB9czZR2Bmpw5). This survey will remain open until October 14, 2019, at 9 am.
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 goal of this meeting will be to provide a design progress update to interested community members. The team will provide an overview of the feedback collected during the third public meeting and the Concept Designs Online Survey. This feedback guided the selection and further progression of one preferred park design scheme. This progression and further refinement of a single scheme will be the focus of this meeting.
Presentation | Site Analysis & Design Concept Boards | Feedback
The project team presented three design options based on feedback received during meeting 2. This meeting aimed to narrow down to one preferred design direction.
Handout | Presentation | Site Analysis Boards | Feedback
The project team returned to provide a recap of the August meeting. Community members participated in an open house intended to narrow down the programming options for the site.
Agenda | Presentation | Feedback | Notes
Participants learn more about the design process, shared ideas, and discovered how to participate in shaping the park design.