Lead by the City's Chief of Operations, the Operations Cabinet oversees the Public Facilities Department, the Property Management Department, and the Inspectional Services Department. The Chief of Operations is responsible for executing Mayor Walsh’s multi-year, $500 million capital building program and will help to lead the plaza project.
Public Facilities Department (PFD)
The Public Facilities Department are responsible for major renovations and new construction of city facilities. Examples include libraries, community centers, public schools, and police and fire stations. PFD is part of the Operations Cabinet and they are the department responsible for all aspects of the the design and construction of the Boston City Hall Plaza renovation.
Property Management Department (PMD)
The Property Management Department is part of the Operations Cabinet, and is responsible for the programming, care, custody and maintenance of the renovated space upon final completion.
Arts and Culture
With 11,000 square feet of terraces for interactive public art, as well as multiple event spaces both big and small, we are hoping that the Plaza will become a creative hub for Bostonians to express their creativity. The project team is working closely with the Arts and Culture department to ensure that all Boston artists feel welcomed on the plaza.
Boston Parks Department
The days of a vast, wind-swept plaza are over.
With help from the Boston Parks and Recreation Department (BPRD) and the entire Environment Cabinet, the plaza will soon be home to 12,000 square feet of playscapes for children and families, as well as roughly 100 new trees. This renovation will also make the space much more environmentally resilient, by installing permeable surfaces that will soak up stormwater better than the brick and concrete that currently span the plaza.
With input from our colleagues and advocates within the Disabilities Commission, the plaza will be much more accessible for Bostonians of all abilities. From Congress Street to Cambridge Street, visitors will be able to navigate the landscape of the plaza via a handicap-accessible sloped promenade.