Mayor Walsh's office announced today it's hired Weston & Sampson of Boston to help the city figure out how to improve the Common with $28 million from the sale of the old Winthrop Square garage.
In 2017, Millennium Partners agreed to pay up to $153 million to tear down the shuttered garage and put up a mixed-use building.
The exact final amount will depend on the sales of condos in the building, but the company made a large enough initial payment - $100 million - to allow the city to set up a fund for Boston Common renovations and upgrades. Some of the money from the sale will also go towards the Public Garden and Franklin Park.
Weston & Sampson, which has done other park work in Boston, will
Deliver creative, innovative, and technically sound plans that can withstand heavy use, New England weather, and the test of time - a vital goal for this landmark park with its complex infrastructure over garages, tunnels, and supply lines.