by Sarah J.F. Braley | June 02, 2015
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.