The master plan for the area calls for housing on the site andthe Boston Redevelopment Authority needs the approval of thePrudential Project Advisory Committee to allow that plan to bechanged. As a rejection of the original proposal, the Committeerefused to endorse a change in the master plan.

In the revised plan, the developers, who also developed theChestnut Hill Mall, reduced the size of the proposed hotel from 200rooms to 168 and increased the number of residential units to 58apartments and 48 condominiums. The 13-story, 431,300-square-footdevelopment plan, which will also have two floors of retail space,calls for 10% of the housing units to be set aside as affordablehousing.

The 22-member Committee will vote on the proposal at thebeginning of next month. The approval process will reportedly go onmuch longer than that, as negotiations between the developers andthe Committee will be ongoing.

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