So how many times has the hardworking staff at our kissin’ cousin Campaign Outsider written about a Boston mayor calling for proposals to redesign City Hall Plaza? At least this many. And they’re sick of the topic over there.
So it falls to the hardreading staff to chronicle the latest chapter in this emptiest of exercises, compliments of today’s Boston Herald.
MARTY: REMAKE THIS PLACE
Calls to designers for new City Hall plan
Mayor Martin J. Walsh’s plans to reinvigorate Boston City Hall and City Hall Plaza took another step forward this week with a call for designers interested in creating a master plan and programming for the hulking concrete building and its vast, barren brick-and-concrete outdoor space.
The cost of the master plan is expected to run about $500,000. It follows the mayor’s informal request in March that went outside the design community and used a Twitter campaign to solicit the public’s suggestions for the redesign of the plaza and new potential uses.
Last Saturday the Boston Globe showcased a sort of interim step – Adirondack-style chairs on the Plaza.
Regardless, it’s still a red-brick barbecue pit in the summer. Here’s hoping this time Walsh cooks up a plan he can actually serve.