Posted July 24, 2012 by admin in Urban Living

Downtown Crossing is evolving, and in a good way. Much of the media has noticed that the biggest real estate news is coming out of Downtown Crossing. One developer in particular, Millennium Partners, is making most of the news with its Millennium Place that is currently under construction, and the up coming Millennium Tower. Boston Mayor Menino has publicly supported both endeavors multiple times, so this evolution one would think to be as all but inevitable. The reality remains that this process takes time. Yes the change is happening right now before our eyes, but it is going to take time, real time. Shops just don’t magically appear. Some out there are quick to gripe and cling to the obvious that there is little more than chain restaurants and low-end retail, okay? But there is a heck of a lot more, and more is on the way. This will be a 24/7 neighborhood. We’re looking at something like 3000 new residents, and believe me; the city will make sure that there is plenty of shopping, eating, and drinking options within walking distance. I’ll make a prediction right now; Millennium Place alone will have a “walk score” of over 97 percent. As with most everything, change happens, sometimes good, and sometimes bad. No matter what people think or say about Downtown Crossing today, it won’t stop it from changing. And, from what I can hear, it’s going to be a change toward awesome.



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