It’s time to tear down the garage on Boston’s Downtown Waterfront and open up to new ideas. It’s time to advance a 21st-century vision that’s both aspirational and sustainable. It’s time to build a world-class destination for all to enjoy, all year-round. The Harbor Garage Project will combine cutting-edge architecture with a grand public gathering place that epitomizes our city’s ingenuity, creativity and thirst for activity.
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The most revolutionary businesses and research & development agencies are located in contemporary buildings, and within cities that are open to growth and transformation. Boston needs to reflect its talent so that we can keep young professionals and entrepreneurs in the city.
- Scott Bailey, MassChallenge
It’s time for a new icon to celebrate what I believe is the most intelligent, forward-thinking city in the world.
- Sam Aquillano, Design Museum Boston
A well-designed building will draw more visitors to the downtown waterfront, offer our neighbors additional dining and various amenities, and ultimately increase our property values.
- Larry Post, Harbor Towers Owner
We want and need more activity and residents at the site, and I support a mixed-use complex that can provide these amenities
- Harbor Towers Resident
I think this project with its 21st-century resources and themes is a prime opportunity for our city to link our past to the future.
- Todd & Jennifer Guber, Financial District Residents
I support the development because it’s time for Boston to show it can compete on a global scale and an iconic project here will notify the world that Boston is ‘open for business.’
- Cynthia Marsh, Back Bay Resident
The city needs to promote innovative architecture and fresh ideas to avoid becoming stalled in the ‘old conservative Boston.’
- Founder & CEO of North End-Based Tech Company
Boston can’t be afraid of smart, ambitious, and grand projects.
- Allan R. Danley Jr., North End Resident
My business depends on an active waterfront and individuals who want to enjoy, use and learn more about the harbor.
- Jay Spence, Waterfront Business Owner
Views from the street to the water would be plentiful, and the city skyline would be strikingly improved.
- Tom Keane, Columnist, The Boston Globe
Chiofaro’s vision of how to make private developments open to the public should serve as a model for Boston.
- Barry Bluestone, OpEd, Boston Business Journal
It is the ‘Walk to the Sea’ that planners have dreamed about for years. Dramatic and beautiful – just what this city needs.
- Karen Cord Taylor, Columnist, North End Waterfront
A multi-generational family business with deep Boston roots, The Chiofaro Company has made the Downtown Waterfront our home for over 30 years. In that time, we’ve strived to ensure that our flagship property at International Place is not only a fixture on the skyline, but also a fixture in the community. Now we’re turning our attention across the Greenway with the same civic pride and personalized commitment to quality that Bostonians expect and deserve. Our people are our strength and your neighbors. So connect with us. We’d love to hear your ideas and feedback on our project.
Maddy Cammarata is the Queen Bee of Boston property management and a 30-year employee of The Chiofaro Company. A North End native, Maddy's favorite pastime is deep-sea fishing — which isn't surprising, given that her father was a commercial fisherman operating out of the area now known as the "Seaport." She is the Company's undisputed #1 "fixer," and is also the most likely to be found at Republic Fitness for a 5:00 a.m. workout.
Rob Caridad arrived in Boston 20 years ago as a college freshman and has never looked back. A former Air Force Judge Advocate who cut his teeth in real estate at one of this city's premier law firms, he is now Project Manager for the Harbor Garage Project. Rob can frequently be found wearing an obscure ballcap while pushing a stroller along the Greenway and Harborwalk, and his passion for hockey jerseys is matched only by his passion for great public spaces.
Don Chiofaro is the founder and president of The Chiofaro Company, a grandfather of five, and a passionate student of history, hot yoga and the Italian language. While best known as the developer, owner and manager of International Place, Don's real estate development résumé also includes an M-1 Abrams tank simulator facility in Daytona Beach, two of the first technology parks in the I-495 Corridor, and a state-of-the-art biotech facility at a Gilded Age estate in Ipswich.
Don Chiofaro, Jr.
Don Chiofaro, Jr. is a father of three and, in his spare time, serves as the Company's Vice President and Project Manager for the Harbor Garage Project. A one-time college linebacker (and current slow-pitch softball star), "Duna" has overseen millions of square feet of leasing at Chiofaro properties, including several groundbreaking retail and technology leases that put International Place at the forefront of the ongoing "reinvention" of Boston's traditional Financial District into a vibrant 24/7 community.
Steve Houle is the Company's Chief Financial Officer and, perhaps more importantly, its Director of Good Taste. Married to a French artist and residing in the South End, Steve is the last word on financial matters, accounting processes, employee benefit plans and furniture selection for the International Place lobby. Keep an eye out for Steve on his twice-daily Starbucks runs.
Steve Mitchell recently celebrated his 30th year with The Chiofaro Company. As the Company's "construction guru," Steve is the consummate problem solver. His work in relocating the Central Artery High Street ramp not only unlocked the development of Two International Place, but also earned a design award from the American Consulting Engineers Council. When he's not building something, Steve can be found on a golf course or babysitting his two grandchildren.
Jackie Rock resides in Charlestown and bleeds Holy Cross purple. Now in her second decade with The Chiofaro Company, she is the heart and soul of the leasing & marketing team and captained the recent effort to bring a top-tier fitness operator to the Downtown Waterfront. An avid skier and devoted mom, Jackie can be found at Mt. Tremblant on winter weekends and Baby Wiggles on Fridays, year-round.