Location: Boston, Massachusetts. historic theater district
Like many American downtowns, this district suffered a decline after World War II. Without influential stakeholders in the immediate neighborhood, the area devolved into the notorious "Combat Zone" populated by drug dealers and sex shops. In recent years, the City used incremental street improvements to replace undesirable elements with new shopping and some offices. However, these failed to transform the area. The Boston Redevelopment Authority's goal was to enlived the downtown locatiopn with new residences and an entertainment and retail desintation to complement the surrounding opera and theaters.Read more at this project's website.
Transect Zone(s): T6 core.
Guiding Charter Principle(s): Four, Fifteen, Twenty-two
Project or Plan's Scale: Block
Features: Mixed uses, Transit oriented development.
Land area (in acres): 3
Total built area (in sq. ft.): 1
Number of residential units (include live/work): 160
Residential types: High-rise.
Project team designers: Gary Handel+Associates Architects
Project team developers: Millenium/MDA
Previous site status: Redevelopment