Developers of the long stalled Tremont Crossing project in Roxbury last week showed off their latest plans for the proposed development, now smaller than the plans they showed off earlier this year.
In a presentation to the BRA resident group overseeing the project, Elma Lewis Partners, LLC and Feldco Development Corp. showed a proposal that eliminates a planned hotel and student housing, reduces office space by 100,000 square feet and reduces the height of the tallest building by 90 feet. This also let them slice two floors - and 216 spaces - off a planned parking lot.
Also, the latest plan calls for adding "townhouse style residential units" along Whittier Street to " more harmoniously transition from the adjacent residential neighborhood" and eliminates pedestrian bridges into the project's central plaza.
The plans now call for 694 housing units, narly 400,000 square feet of retail space, 105,000 square feet of office space, 1,371 parking space and a museum for the National Center of Afro-American Artists.
Over the years, the developers have come up with a series of plans as the 7.25-acre parcel across from Boston Police headquarters continues its transition into an urban wilds.
In August, the BRA board gave the developers more time to firm up their latest plans, after BRA staffers said the developers were moving in the right direction.
Tremont Crossing Impact Advisory Group presentation (22M PDF).