By Jonathan Ng | [email protected] | Boston Herald July 11, 2019 at 7:22 pm Fidelity received the green light from city planning officials Thursday to redevelop the Seaport World Trade Center on Commonwealth Pier. The Boston Planning & Development Agency approved plans for Pembroke, the real estate and development arm of Fidelity, to redevelop the waterfront property with new amenities including shops, restaurants, event and public spaces. “We’re excited for the opportunity to reintroduce the Pier as a new destination in what has become a thriving neighborhood,” said Andrew Dankwerth, of Pembroke, in a statement to the Herald. “Our project will bring new life to this iconic building, inviting more people onto the pier, coupled with public realm programming, to create a waterfront experience unlike anything else in Boston.” Commonwealth Hall, an exhibition space in the World Trade Center’s lower levels, will be permanently closed to make way for a 25,000-square-foot waterfront courtyard for small outdoor events year-round. Much of the space currently is used for exhibits, trade shows or conventions. A spokesman for Fidelity said construction will begin in spring 2020 and be completed by 2024.