Real estate

Proposed Back Bay tower abruptly pulled from BRA agenda

40 Trinity Place is a proposed 220-room hotel with meeting spaces, 142 residences, parking, and several restaurants on the site of the former John Hancock Hotel &Conference Center on Stuart St.
40 Trinity Place is a proposed 220-room hotel with meeting spaces, 142 residences, parking, and several restaurants on the site of the former John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center on Stuart Street.Credit: The Architectural Team

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A proposal to build a 33-story hotel and condominium tower in Boston’s Back Bay was abruptly pulled from the Boston Redevelopment Authority’s agenda Tuesday amid persistent complaints from neighbors about the project’s impact on wind and traffic.

Developer Trinity Stuart LLC requested that a planned vote on 40 Trinity Place be postponed because it was not advertised long enough in advance of Thursday’s BRA meeting. The mix-up could have given additional legal ammunition to neighbors who have continued to object to the proposal.

Neighbors said they are not opposed to a major redevelopment of the site, but that the developer is trying to build too densely. “The size of the building they have proposed is so over the top,” said Tom Iannotti, a condominium owner at the neighboring Clarendon Residences.

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