35-story tower could alter Hill’s skyline

December 12, 2014
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The Mission Hill skyline could soon be radically changed if Equity Residential’s plan for a massive 35-story tower at 45 Worthington St. is approved.

Nick Martin of the Boston Redevelopment Authority said the developer has only submitted a letter of intent for proposal, but expects that a project notification form will be filed soon. That letter states the plan is for a 395-unit residential tower with 270 parking spots. The parking spots would be shared with the adjacent Equity Residential building City View at Longwood Apartments.

The site is current a parking lot across the street from the Squealing Pig pub.

An Impact Advisory Group (IAG) has formed for the project with the following members: Dave Welch, Richard Giordano, Patricia Flaherty, Willie Pearl Clark, Betty Walker, Luann Witkowski, Maggie Cohn, John Jackson, Susan St. Clair and Adrian Perez. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building projects.

The IAG is scheduled to meet for the first time Dec. 10, after the Gazette deadline.

The project location is near, but not within, the Mission Hill Triangle historic district, which requires City review of changes to certain building exteriors.

The parking lot at 45 Worthington St., where a residential tower is proposed. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

The parking lot at 45 Worthington St., where a residential tower is proposed. (Gazette Photo by Peter Shanley)

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