Height of Winthrop Square Tower Lowered, Shadow Impact Still Felt on Parks
Without a design, we still do not know what the final building will look like or what its impact will be, particularly given that the developer might make the tower wider to compensate for the loss of height. We will be deeply involved in the Article 80 process, to ensure there is no erosion of protections for the parks.
One of the positive outcomes of the exemption legislation was the City’s commitment to downtown planning, and we look forward to working with the BPDA to begin that process in the near future. Moving forward, it is critical that Boston’s development be guided by protecting what makes our city livable and desirable, most importantly our irreplaceable greenspaces.