MassDOT scraps plans to develop 2 Greenway plots

February 3, 2010

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BOSTON—It's back to the drawing board for two Rose Kennedy Greenway parcels.

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation's real estate office has decided to scrap all proposals it has received for developing a plot known as Parcel 9 that was to have contained a Boston history museum.

It did the same for Parcel 7, an office building constructed around a ventilation shaft that it was going to rent.

That building gained some infamy when former Massachusetts Turnpike Chairman Matthew Amorello planned to construct a penthouse office for himself overlooking the Greenway.

MassDOT says it's consulted with the Boston Redevelopment Authority and is examining ways to satisfy everyone's interest in developing land around Haymarket Square.

The Greenway was created when the Big Dig highway project moved the overhead portion of Interstate 93 to a new tunnel.