Warren Residential Group Blog Breaks news on Shreve Building:
Thoughts: That block of Boylston is awful looking the way it is. Retail is just about non-existent and the buildings are becoming dilapidated. Druker owns the building, the people of Back Bay don't. While I believe historic preservation is important for key buildings, buildings like this shouldn't have the right to the same protection. Developers develop to make money. If they aren't allowed some leeway then buildings are going to sit empty and become a rundown eyesore. As long as the plans fit in with the existing neighborhood I believe it's time to put something that will add to the neighborhood on that corner. It's prime Back Bay real estate and should be treated as such.