The condo association at the Harbor Towers says it plans to sue the state over its recent approval of a city plan to allow developer Don Chiofaro's proposed replacement of the Aquarium garage.
Condo trust leaders say they want to see the hulking garage replaced as much as anyone, but not with a possible 600-foot tower that would violate state laws against putting "intensive, non-water use" projects right on the water:
In short, we believe the construction of a 600-foot intensive, mixed-use tower on the Garage block in close proximity to the shoreline of Boston Harbor would violate state law. And we believe the recent approval of a 600-foot building envelope for the site by the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs violates regulations pertaining to municipal harbor plans.
Chiofaro has been fighting with tower residents, the city and the New England Aquarium for years over his plan. But Chiofaro, the city and the aquarium have resolved their differences and are best buds now.