45 Worthington St. project resurrected

July 7, 2017
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The long-dormant 45 Worthington St. project is being resurrected, though at a “significantly scaled down” concept, according to a representative for the developer.

Equity Residential, the developer for the project, will host a community on July 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 670 Huntington Ave.

Equity Residential originally filed a letter of intent in 2014 with the then-Boston Redevelopment Authority for a massive 35-story, 395-unit residential tower with 270 parking spots. That proposal drew strong opposition from area residents and was panned by local elected officials. An opposition group formed called “No Mission Hill Tower” with a website at nomissionhilltower.org.

A representative for the developer says the new proposal has changed from the original.

“After receiving input from the community, the new concept has been significantly scaled down and redesigned from the previous proposal, to respond to the community’s concerns,” said the representative. “We plan to share the revisions at our community meeting on July 12.”

The representative said that the development team has conducted a community outreach effort, including meeting with local elected officials and their staffs, as well as members of the impact advisory group (IAG).

The original members of the IAG are Dave Welch, Richard Giordano, Patricia Flaherty, Willie Pearl Clark, Betty Walker, Luann Witkowski, Maggie Cohn, John Jackson, Susan St. Clair, and Adrian Perez. It is unclear if all of the original members remain on the group. An IAG is a City-appointed group of residents and other stakeholders that advise the City on potential impacts of building projects.

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