Developer John Hynes told the BPDA yesterday he will soon file detailed plans for a two-story complex on land owned by Massport near the World Trade Center Silver Line stop that will feature ongoing cultural programming.
One of the buildings would be an 18-story office tower next to World Trade Center Avenue - the elevated road that connects the World Trade Center and the South Boston convention center.
The other, adjacent to that parcel, and squeezed in among roads and ramps, would be a much smaller "programmable space" that would feature a landscaped roof and a new pedestrian bridge to the office building and World Trade Center Avenue. Hynes says he's hired a consultant to develop "consistent, on-site programming for the public that is vibrant and inclusive while also retaining the character of our city and its many great neighborhoods and cultures."
Hynes says he is counting on Massport's 1,500-space mega-garage next door to provide parking for people who decide to drive to the buildings rather than taking the Silver Line.
Massport awarded Hynes and his Boston Global Investors development rights to the parcels in 2018
401 Congress St. letter of intent (990k PDF)..