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Walsh vetoes Citgo Sign Landmark designation, Sign to be moved

Mayor Walsh, Citgo, Related Beal (the developer of the site), and Boston University release a statement: 

“We are pleased to share that we have reached a long-term resolution that will preserve the Citgo sign and allow for it to remain in place in Kenmore Square for years to come, recognizing the significance that this sign has on our landscape in Boston, while balancing the opportunity for our horizons to continue evolving in future years,” 

Walsh will veto the Boston Landmark Commission’s unanimous decision to designate the sign a Landmark, which would have protected the sign in perpetuity, if this deal is finalized. Related Beal will move and elevate the sign in order to put additional height on their proposed development in Kenmore Square, which requires the demolition of six buildings. 

Read more at Boston Business Journal and the Boston Globe


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