Chiofaro to draw new plan for Harbor Garage on waterfront

Boston Developer Donald Chiofaro says he will submit a new plan to redevelop the Harbor Parking Garage along the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway after a prior plan failed to gain traction in City Hall.

Instead of pursuing a towering residential and office complex, Chiofaro told city regulators he will submit a new proposal when Boston revises its building properties near the harbor, between downtown and Dorchester. The timing of that submission is unclear.

In a letter to regulators, Chiofaro indicated he is again meeting with residents and environmental advocates, some of whom strongly opposed the now-scrapped plan for a pair of skyscrapers that would have been among the tallest buildings in the city.

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Chiofaro is part of partnership that bought the garage along Atlantic Avenue near the New England Aquarium in 2007 for about $155 million. In 2009, he filed plans fora 40-story-office building and a 59-story hotel and condominium tower on the property. His letter yesterday formally withdrew that proposal.

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