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Tontine Crescent, from Urban Planning to Tactical Urbanism

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Last Friday the City of Boston held a kickoff ceremony for the tactical plaza recently completed on Franklin Street near Downtown Crossing and Millennium Tower. The temporary plaza being called "the Tontine Crescent" was designed by Ground Inc. Part of the Downtown Boston Business Improvement District (DBBID), we are excited to see this project gain traction after being identified as an opportunity to enhance Boston’s downtown public realm for pedestrians in the 2014 Design Guidelines KMDG created in collaboration with Gamble Associates, omloop, and HR&A for the Business Improvement District and the Boston Redevelopment Agency.

 

2014 Downtown Boston Business Improvement District Design Guideline's Tontine Crescent tactical plaza recommendation.

 

Check out the latest news on the tactical plaza at the Boston Globe, the Boston Business Journal and Curbed Boston.