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Last updated: 6/20/19

City Hall Plaza renovation

The goal of the renovation is to move toward a more accessible, sustainable, and connected public space at Boston's civic heart.

Please note: As the project progresses, we will update this page with more information.  You can learn about this exciting project and upcoming events below.

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Public Facilities
26 Court Street
10th Floor
Boston, MA 02108
United States
Latest updates

For more information, check out the City's announcement about the new City Hall Plaza design. You can also view a presentation about the schematic designs of the project.

Virtual reality panorama

Take a tour of the new City Hall Plaza designs.

About the project


The seven-acre plaza is one of the City’s largest civic spaces. For the last 50 years, it has hosted events ranging from sports celebrations and political rallies to seasonal cultural festivals. Mayor Walsh is investing in City Hall Plaza to move toward a more accessible, sustainable, and comfortable shared space for all Bostonians and visitors. 


This project is currently in design. It is being managed, designed, and implemented by:

A contractor will be selected once the design is completed.


This first phase of the project builds on the principles set forth by:

Boston Seasons

The success of Boston Seasons on City Hall Plaza — including Boston Winter and The Patios — has shown the space’s potential. It has also shown the need for infrastructure improvements and system upgrades to sustain events of all sizes. This includes work to improve accessibility and access to power, water, and data. We want to ensure long-term success for the City, event organizers, and vendors.