The Massachusetts Port Authority, according to the Boston Globe,
is reexamining the size of a proposed headquarters hotel that would serve the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. Currently, the $800 million project calls for 1,200 rooms in one or two properties; the newspaper reported the proposal might be cut in half, after Gov. Charlie Baker "paused" plans to expand the BCEC in April.
A request for qualifications from parties interested in developing, financing, constructing and operating the convention center hotel went out in March 2014, and the Massachusetts Senate approved a funding bill for the $1.1 billion expansion of the BCEC last July, a measure that had been approved by the state's House of Representatives in May 2014. Read more about the governor's decision to halt the expansion here
. The Globe
also reports that the three development teams that submitted bids have been invited to a brainstorming session later this month to discuss changing the parameters of the project.