BOSTON (AP) — A judge has rejected zoning rules that allow for a much-debated skyscraper on the edge of Boston Harbor, creating uncertainty for the project.
Suffolk Superior Judge Brian Davis ruled that the Department of Environmental Protection didn’t have the power to delegate licensing authority to Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Matthew Beaton.READ MORE: Ups And Downs: Patriots Run All Over Bills, Defense Makes The Big Plays In Monday Night Win
Beaton used the authority to open the door for a 600-foot tower on the Harbor Garage site through Boston’s downtown municipal harbor plan.
Davis noted in his ruling that DEP rules say that buildings can only be 55 feet high within 100 feet of the shore. His ruling came in a lawsuit brought by the Conservation Law Foundation and neighbors.READ MORE: Mac Jones Threw Just Three Passes To Make Patriots History In Wild Win Over Bills
It’s unclear what the ruling means for developer Don Chiofaro, who proposed a $1.2 billion, 42-story glass tower. A company spokesperson said the developer is reviewing the ruling.
If the ruling stands, then it could cast doubt on other projects along the Massachusetts coastline, officials said.MORE NEWS: Weekend Reservations Needed At Brookline Christmas Tree Farm Due To Demand
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