After shelving an effort to replace the Harbor Garage with two skyscrapers, developer Donald Chiofaro is back at the drawing board. But this time, he is trying to focus the public’s attention on what could be constructed on the building’s ground floor, instead of along the skyline.
“Our previous approach was obviously not successful at all,” said Chiofaro, referring to his twin-skyscraper plan. “That project is behind us, and to be candid we learned some lessons.”
During a meeting with neighbors and planners last week, the developer and his architects focused exclusively on how to improve the site with public art, retail options, water features, and other amenities. Many neighbors and city officials welcomed Chiofaro’s latest approach, but some say it is difficult to offer support without seeing a more complete proposal. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.
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