December 5, 2008 Elad Bushari

Boston Properties got the go-ahead on Thursday to build a 422,000-square-foot office building in front of the Prudential Center on Boylston Street.

After a 17-month permitting process and heavy public opposition, Boston Properties will construct a tower standing 242 feet high. Residents and community activists lined up on Thursday in one last-ditch effort to thwart the project.

Boston Properties originally proposed a building 265 feet tall, but reduced the height in response to neighborhood concerns.

“We’re very excited about the process we went through and we’re very excited about the approval,” said Bryan Koop, senior vice president and regional manager of the Boston-based real estate investment trust.

Representatives from Boston Properties declined to comment about when the project might break ground. Michael Cantalupa, senior vice president of development, said construction on the building won’t start without a lead tenant.

Source: Boston Business Journal

Elad Bushari

Elad Bushari is the Broker / Owner of Bushari Group Real Estate and a National "30 Under 30" Honoree by REALTOR Magazine in 2009.

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