As members of the downtown Boston community, we at Catalano Architects are often intrigued by new developments and construction occurring nearby. We are especially interested in projects aimed around sustainability, functionality, and creativity. This past week, The Architect’s Newspaper grabbed our attention with an article outlining the redevelopment of a largely unused downtown parking garage.
Built in the 1960's, the Government Center Garage sits in an area of the city that is not as dependent on the automobile as was once predicted. CBT Architects and HYM Investment Group have begun large-scale plans to revitalize the area, accommodating how this part of the city is actually used. A public square and promenade, residential units, and office space are slotted to be included in the development. Easy access to public transportation, bicycle storage, and car sharing spaces are also part of the master plan.
We look forward to watching the transformation of this changing cityscape and to experiencing the new public spaces as construction continues in the coming years.