Boston and New York developers say they're on track to begin work this spring on a 265-room hotel on Blackstone Street between Hanover and North streets that will include upgrades to Blackstone Street - including a place for Haymarket vendors to stow trash.
The plans will also mean moving part of the bronze garbage embedded in Blackstone Street, according to a recent filing with the BPDA by joint developers CV Properties and Harbinger Development of Boston and Oshan Properties of New York. The new home of that part of Mags Harries's Asaroton, first installed in 1976, will be chosen by the developer, the city, the state and Harries.
When the hotel opens on the state-owned Parcel 9 - if everything goes according to plan, in the spring of 2020 - Blackstone Street will have been raised and repaved and pushcart vendors will have access to a 1,615-square-foot shed-like area in the hotel building in which to stow both trash and their pushcarts, as well as access to their own restrooms. New stanchions along the road will supply electricity and water hookups for the vendors as well.
The hotel will have no parking for guests, but will have a valet-parking area to move any guest cars to nearby garages. The developers say they doubt most guests will drive, however.
Parcel 9 hotel update (8.7M PDF).