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Details of downtown plan unveiled

Four decades after the idea of revitalizing Quincy Center was suggested, the shape and feel of a new downtown is coming into focus.

The plans for the first stage of the $1.6 billion renovation were unveiled Wednesday, showcasing 5-story to 15-story buildings and sprawling retail spaces that will take over the downtown block contained within Hancock Street, Chestnut Street, and Cottage Avenue.

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