Saturday, October 27, 2007

Developers Flipping Buildings and Ignoring BRA's 100 Acres Plan

As reported in the Globe, Tony Goldman and Archon have put 316 Summer St. and 322 Summer St. up for sale and are claiming the new owners would turn the buildings into office space. This is in conflict with the BRA's 100 Acres Master Plan (Final100AcresPlan.pdf). The plan, which went through a l-o-n-g community process and was approved by the BRA this past year, strives to turn Fort Point into a mixed-use, 24/7 neighborhood. Without sufficient residential buildings, this obviously can't happen.

Steve Hollinger, of SAND, has a good commentary on the issue:
http://www.bostonseaport.com/SAND/Archive/071023comment.html

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