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Boston’s Seaport District “Fundamental Shift”

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Boston Seaport in Revival By MAURA WEBBER SADOVI - Courtesy of:  Wall Street Journal For years Boston civic and business leaders have dreamed of developing the city's Seaport District, a collection of aging industrial buildings and parking lots separated from downtown by an old shipping channel. That dream is steadily gaining traction as indicated by the recent purchase by DivcoWest Real Estate Services LLC of four buildings in the district for $107 million. The buildings … [Read more...]

NECN Report “Boston’s Innovation District”

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BIO highlights Innovation District Article Courtesy of:  NECN (NECN: Peter Howe, Boston) - As much as the BIO International 2012 convention is showcasing Boston and Massachusetts as an international hub for biotechnology and biomedical companies, the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center event is also showcasing how much the area around the BCEC – the Innovation District – has become a life sciences cluster within Boston-Cambridge. Maybe nothing has done more to put this area on the map as … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News: “Sausage Parcel Politics Stall 400 Unit Apartment Tower”

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Wanted: A hotel near the convention center THIS STORY APPEARED IN -  - By Paul McMorrow Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe In two weeks, Boston officials will converge on a South Boston parking lot. They will clutch shiny commemorative shovels and hurl superlatives at the Cambridge Innovation Center, a technology incubator that will be breaking ground on a Boston outpost. They will name-check Vertex, the pharmaceutical giant now building a new headquarters across the street … [Read more...]

Smart Planet talks about Boston’s Innovation District

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Inside Boston’s ‘Innovation District’ Article Courtesy of:  Smart Planet - By Tyler Falk Article Link:  http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/cities/inside-bostons-8216innovation-district/1759 It seems like every city is positioning themselves to be the “next Silicon Valley.” That’s because technology start-ups and companies that promote innovation are today’s industrial districts of the knowledge economy: must-haves in any city. We’ve seen it recently in New York’s tech campus and … [Read more...]

“The Menino Effect” Economic Development 2011

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Supporting Businesses in Boston 2011 Article Courtesy of:  Boston Redevelopment Authority The Economic Development team created and retained over 4,600 jobs in nearly 100 companies in the industries of life science, green technology, industrial manufacturing, creative economy, and retail. In June in the Innovation District, the largest privately funded construction site in the nation broke ground.  The site will serve as Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ new headquarters.  The $800 million … [Read more...]

Boston Redevelopment Authority Seaport District Development

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Apartments may soon replace parking lots Article Courtesy of:  Casey Ross | Globe Staff Jessey Dearing for the Boston Globe/File 2011 Many businesses have moved to the waterfront in recent years, helping to spur construction of complexes like Liberty Wharf. If 2012 ends up as planned, it will be the year the South Boston Waterfront started to feel like a neighborhood. Developers are proposing to start construction on more than 1,700 apartments in coming … [Read more...]

Cresset Development Boston Builds New Seaport District Housing at 411 D St. in South Boston

Cresset Development Boston 411 D St. in South Boston

Boston developer plans housing near convention center By Greg Turner |  Article Courtesy of:  http://www.bostonherald.com Cresset Development has filed plans for a pair of buildings with 197 residential units and ground-floor retail at 411 D St. in South Boston, city planners announced today. The $60 million, 200,000-square-foot project will replace a two-story warehouse located near the convention center and Westin Waterfront Hotel. The existing two-story property, which Hub-based … [Read more...]

$69 million Marine Industrial Park Project Planned for Boston’s Seaport District

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Daniel Johnson to lead $69 million American Seafood Exchange Project Article Courtesy of:  D.C. Denison, Globe Staff | Boston.com Daniel Johnson of IN-SITE LLC, Project Advisory will serve as project director for the American Seafood Exchange, a $69 million project planned for Boston’s Seaport District, the company announced today. Johnson, who has overseen numerous large-scale industrial projects, will guide the seafood processing and distribution center from its current stage – … [Read more...]

Menino Pushes South Boston Waterfront Construction of “Micro-Apartments”

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Mayor pushes micro-units to lure young to Waterfront By Casey Ross Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe/File Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pushing developers to build units as small as 375 square feet - barely enough to squeeze in a bed, bathroom, and galley kitchen The tiny apartments that are a staple of New York City may soon be more available in Boston. Mayor Thomas M. Menino is pushing developers to build units as … [Read more...]

Seaport Square Project adds New Boston Innovation Center

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Boston is getting an 'Innovation Center' to serve as a hub for the Innovation District By Scott Kirsner, Globe Columnist Article Courtesy of:  Boston.com Boston's Innovation District will get a new building next year — the Boston Innovation Center — that could become the neighborhood's hub. It'll be built on land across Northern Avenue from the Institute of Contemporary Art, and not far from the MassChallenge's digs at One Marina Park Drive, the mostly-empty high-rise on Fan … [Read more...]

BRA Director Peter Meade: South Boston Waterfront & Boston Thriving

Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade

BRA Chief Meade: Investors think Boston’s hot By State House News Service Boston’s development chief on Tuesday offered a bullish assessment of near-term prospects for growth in the city, ticking off projects recently completed and claiming global investors view Boston as one of four or five “hot cities” in the United States. Boston Redevelopment Authority Director Peter Meade, addressing a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, described projects on the drawing board in … [Read more...]

Boston Innovation News – Seaport District Attracts Federal Funding

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Hub aims to build on reputation for research funding By Robert Weisman, Globe Staff Article Courtesy of:  The Boston Globe Boston officials are seizing on the city’s status as a magnet for federal research funding in a new campaign to brand the emerging Seaport business district as an innovation center and persuade out-of-state and foreign life sciences companies to set up shop there. At the Biotechnology Industry Organization convention in Washington, D.C., today, Mayor Thomas M. … [Read more...]

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