Walsh seeks new vision for City Hall Plaza - Metro US

Walsh seeks new vision for City Hall Plaza

Mayor Marty Walsh wants to reimagineBoston City Hall Plaza.
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Mayor Marty Walsh feels Boston City Hall’s front yard is lacking energy, and he wants Bostonians to weigh in on how to liven it up.

Walsh on Monday said he was seeking input from residents on how to “unlock the potential” of the notable civic space known as City Hall Plaza.

Residents can submit ideas through CityofBoston.gov, or by tweeting @Marty_Walsh and @NotifyBoston using #CityHallPlaza.

“This is the people’s plaza, and we’ve seen how it can bring the City together for international events and community events alike,” Walsh said in an emailed statement. “ I’m looking to our experts in architecture and urban planning for design, curation, and partnership ideas, as well as residents of Boston and other interested parties.”

City Hall Plaza consists of over 200,000 square feet of open space in an L-shape that includes a stage on the north side. Daily foot traffic is estimated 20,000 to 30,000 people per day, according to city officials. The space has hosted several World Cup viewing events, the annual Boston Calling music festival, PRIDE, dozens of summer music concerts, flag raisings, and bike races.

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