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Beyond The Big Dig
About this project

What happens to the ribbon of land being created by the depression of the Central Artery may be the most important development decision to face Boston in a generation.


Parcel 21 map

Parcel 21

Area: 36,727 square feet (0.84 acres)

Bordered by: Atlantic Avenue, Congress Street, Pearl Street, Purchase Street.

Master plan calls for: This parcel is one of three near the Financial District designated for the Mass. Horticultural Society's "Garden Under Glass," a four-acre, three-building, glass-enclosed conservatory.

Other plans: Mass. Horticultural Society "Garden Under Glass"

Zoning: Urban Plaza Open Space Subdistrict. Botanical garden and accessory uses are allowed.

Notes: The master plan labels Parcels 19, 21 and 22 "a bridge between the hustle and bustle of Dewey Square and the multi-destination area of the Wharf District." It calls for preserving and enhancing "view corridors" along Oliver, Pearl, and Congress streets that connect the Financial District to Fort Point Channel.

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