But first, the city is looking for a company that wants to start running events and other features on City Hall Plaza - when it's not being used for Super Bowl rallies, Boston Calling, Donna Summer disco bashes and the like.
In an RFP issued today, the city says it will pick a company to "program" City Hall Plaza for three years. Any structures have to be temporary to make way for the grand redo of the plaza, City Hall and 26 Court St., the planning for which has just begun.
We will select the partner who has the best combination of a strong team, compelling vision, and feasible plan to work with us to make City Hall Plaza an even better destination for residents and visitors alike. We are also seeking a partner who can accomplish these goals in a manner that is at least revenue neutral for the City. ...
The effort to improve City Hall Plaza outlined in this RFP is one of three inter-related projects that the City is pursuing. The intent of these efforts, together, is to transform City Hall and City Hall Plaza, breathing new civic life into these spaces and reorganizing both spaces around the needs and interests of our constituents.
In addition to letting current events continue, the successful bidder also has to leave space for public protests and at least five TV news trucks.