We have a site!
It's not a great site, but workable.
This elevation is the facade of Lord and Taylor on Exeter st in Boston. We have some leeway as to what we can and cannot remove from the site as part of this exercise.
I'm leaving everything intact. It isn't necessary to bulldoze everything and start from scratch; that strikes me as a cop out. I'm intrigued by all the intrinsic problems. This project will be richer and more compelling if I can find a solution that accepts the site as-is.