Developers of the long proposed Tremont Crossing project said today they're now proposing a smaller development without a hotel, with less office space and with no housing for students.
The BRA board today gave Elma Lewis Partners, LLC and Feldco Development Corp. yet more time to come up with their latest plans for the 7.25-acre site, a holdover from the canceled I-95 extension that today consists of trees and weeds.
Developers and a BRA staffer were unable to give a new timeframe for getting a proposal before the BRA for approval.
The BRA first gave Elma Lewis Partners rights to develop the property more than ten years ago. Earlier this year, the developers proposed a large mixed-use development including a big-box store, office space and housing for families and students.
Jeffrey Feldman of Feldco told the board the revised plans include 600 units of housing in multi-family buildings - none for students.
Buildings that earlier this year were planned to rise as much as 350 feet - or 31 stories - will now climb no more than 260 feet, Feldman said, adding there will be 100,000 square feet less office space than originally planned, and 25% less parking.
BRA board member Ted Landsmark noted the whole project has "dragged on for a considerable period of time" and asked what assurances developers could give that this time things would really happen.
A BRA staffer said the developers are "moving in the right direction."