A developer is proposing to build Boston’s first parking-free condominium building next to the TD Garden, setting up a test of whether a city notorious for traffic-clogged streets is finally ready to embrace housing developments that discourage the use of automobiles.
The project by Related Beal LLC would result in a 175-unit condo building whose residents would rely on public transportation or park in an existing garage nearby. The developer is already building a new world headquarters for Converse Inc. on the property.
If approved, the condo project would set a major precendent in the city and help determine whether Boston can accommodate New-York-style residential buildings that offer no parking and rely more heavily on public transit, taxis, and other forms of transportation. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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