Image courtesy of Arrowstreet

Midwood Investment and Development has taken the wraps off its plans for a second try at developing a largely-vacant downtown Boston site.

The company announced in a March letter to the Boston Planning & Development Agency that it was planning a 24-story office tower on a half-acre lot at the corner of Bromfield and Washington Streets, facing the Millennium Tower.

A project notification form filed with the BPDA this morning shows a 22-story, 441,000-square-foot tower with three floors of retail space – one below ground – totaling 59,000 square feet topped by 382,000 square feet of office space across 20 floors of the 325-foot structure.

No parking will be included in the design, which sits across the intersection from an entrance to the Downtown Crossing MBTA station, but 32 short-term and 173 long-term bicycle parking spaces will be provided, along with showers and lockers for employees who bike to work.

Other green building features include being designed to the city’s Zero Net Carbon standard. Architect Arrowstreet is targeting LEED Gold certification. The PNF states the project team is “exploring” how to electrify the building’s heating and hot water services using technology like heat pumps or variable refrigerant flow, plus point-of-use hot water heaters. However, to achieve Zero Net Carbon, Midwood is planning to buy either carbon credits or purchase electricity from renewable sources.

If permitting proceeds according to plan, Midwood hopes to begin construction in the second quarter of 2022 and complete the building in 28 months.

Midwood had tired to develop the four-parcel site as a 59- story luxury condominium and apartment tower in 2016, but was stymied by opposition from residents of the 45 Providence condo tower and the Old South Meeting House museum.

New Tower Proposed in Downtown Crossing

by James Sanna time to read: 1 min