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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 22 map

Parcel 22

Area: 90,244 square feet (2.07 acres)

Bordered by: Atlantic Avenue, Congress Street, Summer Street, Purchase Street. Adjacent to Federal Reserve Building and South Station.

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: Open Space Subdistrict. Open space, cultural, retail and restaurant uses are allowed.

Notes: Master plan calls for preserving and enhancing "view corridors" along Oliver, Pearl, and Congress streets that connect the Financial District to Fort Point Channel. Buildings can occupy only a maximum of 10 percent of the parcel, and can be a maximum of 35 feet tall.

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