Please remember to check each website for additional links. Have a website that you would like to suggest? Please email air-rights@backbaynag.org

Boston Air Rights Links

CA/T History Documents
1940 - 1997 Overviews of CA/T Project

"The history of the Boston Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T) offers a learning experience for those who will deal with other large-scale civil projects in the future."

1985 Environmental Impact Study

Federal Highway Administration and Mass. Dept. of Public Works and Mass. Turnpike Authority

MassPike: About the MassPike

The Turnpike Authority, created by an act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1952, does not receive state or federal tax revenue. The two tunnels and the Boston Extension in the MHS, as well as the Mass Pike, operate on toll revenue, supplemented with revenue from leasing, development of land and air rights, and advertising.

MHS, Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Info

Boston Business Journal November 25, 1996 "Cool It Mayor"


Real estate experts view the past as a guide to the future
Boston Business Journal, November 10, 1997, Author: Jim Miara

Getting it right for Millennium -- Boston Business Journal, Feburary 9 1998
"Edward Logue, director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority during the early 1960s, said proposals for development of air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike present scale problems because of the enormous cost of building a platform over the roadway. In order to recover the cost, developers have presented huge projects that are out of scale with the neighborhoods they will connect. Government must deal with the platform-cost issue," he said

Other Air Rights Resources

Las Vegas Review Journal: OPINION :5172314
Eminet domain law and forced dedication

High-Rises on Horizon? Plan Would Allow Theat...
High-Rises on Horizon? New York City Plan Would Allow Theaters to Sell Air RightsSelling the air rights basically means that buildings can real estate developers the right to build in the airspace around the theater.

PORT AUTHORITY OFFERS BUS TERMINAL AIR RIGHTS
NY PORT AUTHORITY OFFERS BUS TERMINAL AIR RIGHTS


Who's Who in Boston Air-Rights Development:

Neighborhoods: Allston/Brighton, Kenmore/Fenway, Back Bay, South End, Bay Village, Chinatown and Brookline

  1. Strategic Development Study Committee is comprised of the following:
  2. City of Boston, Boston Transportation Department, project director Vineet Gupta, Director of Policy and planning.
  3. Boston Redevelopment Authority, project directors James Kostaras, AIA, AICP and Randi Lathrop
  4. Mass Turnpike Authority, Robert Ruzzo, Chief of Real Estate and Environmental Policy, Shirin Karanfiloglu, Director of Planning and Development, Consultants Chan Krieger & Associates, The Cecil Group, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc., Kirk & Company.
  5. Goody Clancy & Associates, David Dixon FAIA - Principal-In-Charge, Robert Chandler AIA - Consulting Principal, Christine Cousineau - Project Manager

Subcommittee Groups

1. URBAN DESIGN
Susan Silberberg, AIA, and Andrew Grace, both from GC&A
Larry Bluestone FAIA, Bluestone Planning Group

2. TRANSPORTATION/CIVIL and STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING
Mindy MacNeill, John Grieco, Stephen Boudreau & Joseph Kopaskie - Vollmer Associates

3. REAL ESTATE/ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Drew Leff and Carol Gladstone - Gladstone/Leff Consulting
Robert Bryant and Thomas Lavash - Economic Research Associates

4. LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Herb Nolan ASLA - GC&A
Tom Kirvan ASLA and Thomas Doolittle ASLA - Carol R. Johnson and Associates

5. PUBLIC PROCESS/REVIEW & APPROVAL
Llyas Bhatti - The Bhatti Group, Gordon King and Steven Davis - Rackermann Strategic Consulting

Phone Numbers

Questions regarding future meetings of the Strategic Development Study Committee PLEASE CALL Randi Lathrop at the BRA at 617-918-4302

Questions regarding the Transportation Working Group should be directed to Vineet Gupta at BTD, PLEASE CALL 617-635-2756

To Order a copy of the Boston City Council Hearing that was held on November 30th, 1998 Hearing Docket # 0102 The proposed development of a hotel, enterainment complex, and residences above the Massachusetts Turnpike call
617-635-3040 the cost is $15.00

Boston City Councilor Paul Scapicchio, Chair - Committee on EconomicDevelopment & Transportation at 617-635-3040

For more information about how you can get involved, please call Citizens For Reasonable Development (C.R.T.D.) at 617-247-3961.


Fenway Action Coalition (FAC) was founded in the summer of 1998 by a group of longtime neighborhood activists in response to a growing state of emergency in our unique, cherished, and imperiled community. For more info please call 617-591-9095 or email pcat@gis.net.

Fenway CDC at 617-267-4637.