An advisory committee of Back Bay, South End and Fenway residents, business owners, and community organization members will meet Tuesday for the first time to discuss new plans to develop property over the Massachusetts Turnpike.
The Boston Redevelopment Authority is looking into plans to award air rights for 23 parcels that would be located above the turnpike.
The advisory committee is scheduled to discuss the development of parcels 12 through 15, near the intersection of Boylston Street and Massachusetts Avenue in the Back Bay.
According to the redevelopment authority, the turnpike creates "windswept gaps" without shops or other "pedestrian amenities." Parcel 12, for example, creates a 400-foot gap along Mass. Ave., while Parcel 13 creates a 990-foot gap along Boylston.
One of the first proposals the committee will look at would turn Parcel 13 into dormitory space, classrooms, and offices for the Boston Architectural College. The building would also include retail and residential space.
The committee, appointed by Mayor Thomas M. Menino will meet Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Boston Room in the Boston Public Library's Central Library.