A New Look For City Hall Plaza

Updated: Mar 10

One of the city's largest civic spaces and iconic public areas in Boston is getting a long-overdue facelift and investment from the Mayor. For the past half a century, City Hall Plaza has hosted all kinds of events in the heart of the city and is receiving investment to make sure the Plaza is accessible, sustainable and comfortable for all Bostonians and visitors.

One hundred new trees that will improve air quality and shade are included in the design. Cambridge and Congress Streets will also be connected with an accessible slope Promenade. The new design will also include smaller event and gathering places as well as a civic building on Congress Street, with a bathroom. The second floor of City Hall Plaza will also be opened up to the public after being closed in 2001.

The project is currently in design. You can see 7 proposed plans below. There is also a link to a Virtual Tour of the proposed City Hall Plaza, as well as a link to the full City Proposal at the bottom of this article.

City Hall at the Congress Street Plaza entrance -

Congress Street Civic Pavilion at City Hall Plaza -

City Hall Plaza North Court entrance -

Adventure Playslope at City Hall Plaza -

The top of the Hanover Promenade at City Hall Plaza -

City Hall Plaza during winter -

The main entrance at City Hall Plaza -

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Read the full design proposal at:


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