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Rushing to a standstill

City allowed developers to skirt requirements in stalled $700m Downtown Crossing project

Demolition left only a segment of the Jones, McDuffee, and Stratton Building standing. Demolition left only a segment of the Jones, McDuffee, and Stratton Building standing. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan)
By Donovan Slack
Globe Staff / March 26, 2009

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Boston officials, eager to pump new life into the fragile Downtown Crossing neighborhood, set aside key elements of the city's zoning code and overlooked the absence of mandatory developer submissions in accelerating the $700 million commercial and residential project at the old Filene's site. (Full article: 1292 words)

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