for Boston University, The Keefe Company developed a comprehensive
public improvement program for the streets, sidewalks, and subway
and bus stations of Kenmore Square. The program won unanimous
support from businesses in the Square and the surrounding neighborhood.
We won $13 million in state transportation funding to implement
the project, which is now in final design, with construction to
begin in summer 2003.
Kenmore Square prior to public
Kenmore Square tomorrow
The project will replace the ugly MBTA
bus terminal with a glass-and-steel canopy. The
plan will improve the streetscape with new trees, brick sidewalks
and promenades, and new streetlights matching those on the Commonwealth
The plan will provide safer pedestrian crossings
of busy Beacon Street and Commonwealth Avenue, new traffic signals,
and wheelchair access to the MBTA Green Line station.
The Keefe Company also advised BU on higher
and better private uses of university-owned property, and identified
private commercial and residential development opportunities that
the university is now actively considering. The first of these
development opportunities, the Hotel
Commonwealth, opened for business in May 2003.
Views of MBTA bus terminal before
and after improvements.