The Herald reports four development groups have submitted proposals for a city lot next to the waterfront restaurant complex, ranging from more restaurants to a boutique hotel to a "floating event space."
Some new and interesting ideas that don't include 100 story towers hard on the water, class A offices in a steel and glass box or the omnipresent urban omnivore "luxury apartments".
There's hope for us yet!
There are some pretty grandiose designs for the future. Louis Boston moved there (rumor has it they were enticed to leave their Newbury St digs for $1 rent for x number of years at the Waterfront).
There are plans for parks and a Quincy Market style shopping center with condos that will have the highest price per square foot in the city and stores that are so high end Copley Place will be jealous.
Being a native Bostonian, I am rolling my eyes as I type this because I'll believe it when I see it.
You have a point about the high rises down there. Vertex perplexes me. Having two huge towers that loom over the waterfront is quite impressive but how does that improve the quality of life for an average Jane like me?
"Having two huge towers that loom over the waterfront is quite impressive but how does that improve the quality of life for an average Jane like me?"
Keeps your rent lower by attracting all the demand and people that would gentrify other areas to the new shiny "in" place to be.
to the waterfront Harborwalk and the proposed shopping area.
You know shade isn't always a bad thing.
Think of all of the places people don't go in the summer because it's too hot and there's no shade...especially considering how pale the average Bostonian is.
I have fond memories of getting heat exhaustion on many a summer vacation, after broiling in the sun on some city street or poorly-designed amusement park queue. Or being forbidden from going anywhere before 3 pm as a kid so my mom wouldn't turn into a crisp.