Government Center Garage Redevelopment

Land Sq. Feet
176,549 sq ft
Gross Floor Area
1,012,000 sq ft
Project Manager
Project Description
The residential tower, (WP-B1),with an estimated $209,000,000 construction cost,will be approximately 547,940-square foot building that will introduce 486 residential units (apartments) with resident amenities for approximately 546,640-square feet, and will include approximately 1,300-square feet of ground floor retail on New Sudbury Street. Since the PDA approval, WP-B1 has been refined as follows: the shape/varied massing was adjusted, a slight increase in gross square footage and residential units: (approximately 4,600 square feet), and approximately 22 additional residential units, respectively. The office tower (WP-B2), with an estimated $327,000,000 construction cost, will be approximately 1,012,000 gross square feet that will introduce approximately 1,001,200 square feet of office space, as well as 10,800 square feet of retail space on New Chardon Street. As part of the approval of the PDA, the height of the WP-B2 was lowered by 72 feet to 528 feet, which is a 12 percent reduction in height. The overall development program was reduced by 122,800 gross square feet of office uses. In addition, approximately 30,000 gross square feet of office space was shifted to residential space, which helped lower the induced traffic associated with the full build-out. The construction phasing plan was changed by moving up the demolition of the Garage from Phase 3A to Phase 2A, with the goal of realizing the key public benefit of the removal of the existing garage structure over Congress Street sooner. The Garage is also required to be demolished before WP-B2 can be occupied.

Project Phase

  • Letter of Intent
  • Under Review
  • Board Approved
  • Under Construction
  • Construction Complete
  • Boston Planning & Development Agency
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