Citgo sign here to stay, but maybe not surrounding buildings

Developer Related Beal on Tuesday went before the Boston Civic Design Commission to submit its updated plans to redevelop buildings on Commonwealth Avenue near Deerfield Street. As has happened with previous versions of the proposal to create new office space along Commonwealth Ave., the latest incarnation received a mixed response. 

“The building on the corner that they’re proposing to demolish is a character-defining building to the square,” said Greg Galer, executive director of the Boston Preservation Alliance. “We don’t quite see a design replacing it that is high enough quality in character to merit that replacement.”

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