CHICAGO _ A well-known Chicago firm is planning to host much more than a tea party at Boston Harbor. When its plans come to fruition, Boston will be celebrating the creation of a whole new waterfront neighborhood.
Chicago's Pritzker family, owners of Hyatt Hotels, will be a party to shaping the future of historic Boston Harbor, the site of that famous Tea Party in 1773 that played a role in shaping a new nation.
"This will be the biggest private project in Boston's history," said Kyle Warwick, principal of Spaulding & Slye Colliers, a Boston real estate company that is a partner with the Pritzker family and local development manager.
Called Fan Pier, the $1.2 billion mixed-use project is proposed for 21 acres on the South Boston Waterfront.
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