About Dock Square Garage
Proposed redevelopment of the existing 698-space Dock Square parking garage, which stands on 1.2 acres of land overlooking the Rose Kennedy Greenway. A 10-story, 253,000-square-foot spiral-shaped addition would be constructed atop the garage containing 195 for-sale condominium residences, expanding the garage to 17 stories and 209 feet tall as well as 535,000 square feet in size. Residences would include studios, one-bedrooms, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms and four-bedrooms, with amenities including an outdoor patio/courtyard, a pool and multiple rooftop green terraces cascading down towards the Greenway. 25 residences would be designated affordable.
As part of the project, the existing garage would be re-cladded with a modern facade. Parking capacity would be reduced slightly from 698 spaces to 682, and the garage’s restaurant space, currently occupied by Hard Rock Cafe, would be reduced from approximately 15,000 square feet to approximately 8,000 in order to accommodate a new residential lobby. Construction of the proposed project is anticipated to last approximately two years, commencing in the second quarter of 2019 and concluding in the second quarter of 2021.
The Dock Square Garage is located next to Faneuil Hall and steps from Government Center. Also nearby is the 2.9-million-square-foot Bulfinch Crossing mixed-use development, which will revamp the existing Government Center Garage and revitalize the surrounding neighborhood with a pedestrian-friendly streetscape, a public plaza and six mixed-use buildings while retaining a section of the garage at the buildings’ center. Developer Fortis Property Group of New York acquired the garage, which was built in 1980 and renovated in 2007, for $170 million in September 2017. The following are renderings of the renovated Dock Square Garage: