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DPIR Filed for Garden Garage Project

Oct 20, 2011

Equity Residential submitted a Draft Project Impact Report (DPIR) for the proposed Garden Garage Project in the West End.  The DPIR is an expanded project filing with detailed technical analyses of project impacts like transportation, wind, and shadow. Since the developer’s Project Notification Form (PNF) was filed in January 2011 several changes to the project have been made based on comments and community meetings.  The placement of the building on the site was shifted to protect views of the Zakim Bridge and the Custom House Tower.  View corridors for residents on the lower floors were improved. The project massing was decreased and smaller footprints for the two planned buildings were created.  Twelve additional three bedroom units for family living were added.  The pedestrian experience around the development site has been improved with wider sidewalks. More open space has been added to the project with room for a sports court, and bocce. Public Comments on the filing can be submitted in writing to: Geoffrey Lewis, Senior Project Manager, BRA, Boston City Hall, Boston, MA 02201 by January 17, 2012. Click here for a posting about the Garden Garage PNF submission

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