Six development teams are contending to redevelop Boston’s Winthrop Square with proposals including residential, retail and office space plans. The six projects are distinctly different, however they all promise to bring a plethora of good food to the Financial District.
Boston Business Journal provided an in-depth look into all six proposals and how they hope to transform the area. These plans include giant towers, co-working space, retail space, condominiums and dining options to satisfy visitors and future residents of the area.
Each of the Winthrop Square proposals brings with it a unique concept or space for living, working and plenty of new dining options.
The first, by Accordia Partners includes a 57-story tower with condominiums, hotel rooms, and a 57th floor observatory restaurant. This plan also includes 5,300 square feet of street level restaurant space, for the diners less interested in heights.
Another proposal by Millenium Partners includes a high-rise tower that sits atop a podium space called The Great Hall. Plans for the space within The Great Hall include three levels of dining, cafes and markets. With a strong focus on innovation and diversity and a desire to make it a main Boston hub, visitors will be spoilt for choice within this space.
The proposal from Trinity Financial focuses around a 1 million-square-foot tower including living space, a hotel, amenities and a even a public park. The 52nd floor would hold an 11,000-square-foot observation deck as well as a premier restaurant, lounge and bar. A two-story public passageway connecting Winthrop Square and Federal Street would also include a beer garden and two-level restaurant.
The projects each have a unique vision, but all tie into a similar theme of enhancing this space. The aim is to make it a thriving hub for living, working and dining.