Seaport Sq. Blocks N & P| 350 & 400 Summer Street | Seaport

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Is there any known planning going on for Congress Street in terms of streetscape and the sorts, similar to Seaport Blvd? Looking at that picture again, I noticed how its already going to be pretty filled in once this and the Massport Parcel on the other side of NEMA are complete. All that will be left are the L5/6 parcels across the street from here. In this stretch, too, Congress is much more highway-like than Seaport Blvd ever was. With everything built out and people moved in and stores opening in the next few years, I can't imagine it staying the same.
 

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Is there any known planning going on for Congress Street in terms of streetscape and the sorts, similar to Seaport Blvd? Looking at that picture again, I noticed how its already going to be pretty filled in once this and the Massport Parcel on the other side of NEMA are complete. All that will be left are the L5/6 parcels across the street from here. In this stretch, too, Congress is much more highway-like than Seaport Blvd ever was. With everything built out and people moved in and stores opening in the next few years, I can't imagine it staying the same.
I literally had this exact thought earlier today when I was down there. The median, the fencing to stop pedestrian crossings, the big wide sliplanes and oversized intersections, it's not pleasant.
 

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Is there any known planning going on for Congress Street in terms of streetscape and the sorts, similar to Seaport Blvd? Looking at that picture again, I noticed how its already going to be pretty filled in once this and the Massport Parcel on the other side of NEMA are complete. All that will be left are the L5/6 parcels across the street from here. In this stretch, too, Congress is much more highway-like than Seaport Blvd ever was. With everything built out and people moved in and stores opening in the next few years, I can't imagine it staying the same.
Page 7 of the Notice of Project Change (linked on Post #1 of this thread)
Additional Mitigation/Public Benefits Confirmations/Clarifications:

- Notwithstanding the Commonwealth’s commitment of $20 million in funding for certain transportation, infrastructure, and public realm improvements, as set forth in the Commitment for Commonwealth Funding dated April 25, 2018 (the “State Commitment”), the Proponent remains responsible for the completion of such improvements pursuant to the PDA Plan, and the Proponent will not retain any portion of the $20 million State Commitment.
 

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So, both of these buildings, Blocks N and P, 350 & 400 Summer Street, are under construction at the same time? Or is just the Foundation Medicine Building under construction?
 

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From Saturday.

Sorry, not construction porn, but I wanted to share these 'before' views as these buildings will significantly change Summer Street more than any of the buildings in the background... and yet many of these didn't even exist 5 or so years ago. As I mentioned in the Omni thread, I usually only see this angle when I'm going to/from the BCEC/Westin for conventions a couple of times a year, so the change in this view is astounding and only going to be even more amazing with the quality of architecture these two particular buildings are bringing to Seaport.
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