Thursday, February 20, 2020

New Changes To 15 Necco:What Do You Think?

The Final BPDA  Public Community Meeting for 15 Necco (former GE Headquarters site) will be held Thursday, February 27 at 6 pm at the 300 A Street (Red Hat building). 
updated 02.20.20:View revised design presented this week at Boston Civic Design Commission Committee.

In response to community comments and letters, the developers of 15 Necco, National Development and Alexandria Real Estate Equities, submitted revisions to the project on February 11, 2020 via a supplemental filing to the Boston Planning and Development Agency (BPDA).

SUMMARIZED CHANGES (read supplemental filing here)

Changes to Civic & Cultural Uses

The community requested previously approved cultural and community space be retained. Original commitments included over 25,000 square feet of collaboration space, community work lounge and museum in addition to café and restaurant space. The new supplemental filing proposes 1,500 square feet for non-profit use and 2,700 square feet of “touch-down” space in the lobby.
Revisions to the Design

The community requested that the architectural design fit within the neighborhood, especially with respect to existing architecture.

The community requested that the mechanical penthouse of 35 feet be significantly reduced. There has been no reduction yet in height of the mechanical penthouse.

15 Necco Revised Design as of  February 11 Supplemental Filing

15 Necco Design as of January 6 Public Meeting

originally published 02.17.20

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