Five Things: Hite Radio Redevelopment Scrapped

Developers and abutters unable to reach consensus on scope of the project.

Today is Monday, Sept. 12. Here are five things you need to know today:

1. Mostly cloudy this morning then sunny this afternoon with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures in the lowere 80s, winds around 5 to 10 mph.

2. Plans to redevelop the building on Washington Street are off the table, developers said in an email to the community last week. "Unfortunately, despite our best efforts...we have been unable to reconcile the scale of our proposed project with the direct abutters who desire a smaller building that will not impede their view of Worcester Square," Jim Robertson and Jay Hajj wrote.

The pair met with neighbors several times over the past few months to discuss a proposal for an upscale restaurant and high-end condos at the site. At a in July, Robertson said he was hoping to avoid the backlash that accompanied 2006 plans for the property by building as small as possible while still turning a profit.

“We can do something with less mass that’s more appropriate for the neighborhood and still design something that’s going to work,” he said.

3. A public wreath laying ceremony was held yesterday morning at the Public Garden's 9/11 Memorial site. View photos from the moving event here.

4. If you're passing by City Hall in the next few days, take a moment to appreciate the 20-by-30-foot banner honoring victims of 9/11. The piece of artwork, completed on Saturday, was created by Boston Cares volunteers and family members of victims. Click for photos of the banner's creation.

5. If you missed any news last week, check out our week in review .


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