Downtown Boston’s Facelift

Posted November 30, 2012 by Jason Balla in Business
The Future of Downtown Boston

The Future of Downtown Boston

If you’ve been following the Voice, you’ll know we’ve been talking about all the additions – culinary, cultural, residential, retail and otherwise – to the Downtown Crossing area. Well, it seems everyone else is starting to take notice too.

As the B.I.R.E. blog states, so much is about to happen there. What are we most excited about? Well, the Boston luxury residencesMillennium Place (which promises to be “more than a place to live, a way to live”), the Times Square-esque open amphitheater on a newly renovated subway terminal, and the 60-story Millennium Tower that will rise on the property vacated by Filene’s Basement and is poised to change the city’s skyline, to highlight a few. With construction scheduled to begin next year, Millennium Tower (preliminary rendering at left) is set to be the tallest residential building around, and will add a new jolt of life to the city’s continuously rising downtown. It is planned to have at least 600 housing units available, and possibly 100,000 square feet of commercial space. Even shopping is soon to return to the site, as 2 Avenue de Lafayette has gotten approval from the city to renovate and reposition its shopping complex to include a host of new retail shops and restaurants.

So, when you move to Downtown Crossing, where will your family stay when they visit? Fear not. A 240-room boutique hotel is also set to rise along 59 Temple Place (now being used for office space). These developments will surely upgrade the real estate marks of Downtown Crossing, and should put the district back on the map of both tourists, investors, and locals who are seeking living spaces within the city. We will, as always, keep you posted on any (or should we say “the many”) new developments downtown.

Source: B.I.R.E.


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