Rethink City Hall Plaza

Mayor Martin J. Walsh is seeking to re-envision City Hall Plaza, and cultivate an environment that contributes to the vibrancy of downtown Boston and City Hall.

Request for Proposals:

The City of Boston is calling for a partner to help enhance City Hall Plaza. The ideal respondent will have an experienced team that is representative of the people of Boston, and a compelling vision for how to make the plaza both a civic space and attractive destination for residents and tourists. Working with the City, the partner will have the opportunity to add new programming elements to complement existing activities on the plaza, and add new temporary amenities over a three-year contract period. Read More

Important Dates

RFP IssuedSeptember 14, 2015
Questions/Pre-Proposal TourOctober 2, 2015
Responses from Questions PublishedOctober 9, 2015
Proposals DueOctober 26, 2015 (by 4:00 PM)
Presentationsweek of November 16, 2015
Selectionweek of November 30, 2015

Community Meetings

Thursday, December 3, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Boston City Hall - 801 Room
Presentation will include an introduction to the design team, the study process and schedule, and your thoughts and recommendations.


Campus Plan RFQ: The City is currently in the process of selecting a designer to develop a master plan for City Hall, City Hall Plaza and 26 Court St. The result of this plan, which will be developed over the next few years, will be a vision and a roadmap for the operation and design improvements to those facilities.

Plaza Partner RFP: While the campus plan is being developed, the City (through this RFP) is seeking a partner to improve City Hall Plaza over the next three years. The awardee of this RFP will not receive any benefit in a future RFP that may arise from the Campus Plan study.

Civic/Cultural Partner RFP: The City is interested in partnering with an entity to operate a civic/cultural entity in City Hall whose presence could complement the cultural and historic institutions in the area and enhance the current building. This partner will be the subject of a future RFP.


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