Wu’s Speech Raises Many Questions

Some ideas Mayor Michelle Wu pitched in her State of the City speech could help make up for planned hikes in development fees. But her proposals will take time to implement, something Boston doesn’t have. It’s time the mayor invites industry into the affordability conversation to help find immediate solutions. 

Healey Heeds the Housing Call

In a break from Gov. Charlie Baker’s approach, Governor-elect Maura Healey has vowed to give housing developers top priority as the state seeks to accelerate surplus property sales in the new administration.

Relief from Downtown Devastation Next Year?

If you thought bosses would give up on getting workers back into the office without a fight, you were sorely mistaken. Big employers are gearing up for a big push next year, and the future of downtown Boston may hang in the balance

Boston, USA - September 13, 2017: people enjoy shopping in the pedestrian zone at Washington street at night.

As Downtown Reawakens, Landlords Slow to Benefit

Downtown Boston’s pedestrian activity is rebounding to the highest levels since the beginning of the pandemic, but office tenants’ trial-and-error approach their future real estate needs continues to drive up vacancies.

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Boston: A Contingent History

Welcome to Boston, the city that reinvents itself every century or so. A new history of the city by a leading real estate attorney is a good reminder that its current success is by no means cast in stone.

Boston Seeks to Join Fossil Fuel Ban Pilot

Boston Mayor Michelle Wu says the city will be filing a home rule petition today to join the state’s new pilot program for communities seeking to ban natural gas hookups in new construction and major renovations.

Hot Property: 125 Summer St.

Architects SGA designed a new 32,219-square-foot spec office suite on the fourth floor of 125 Summer St., a 22-story office tower in Boston’s South Station submarket.

New Planning Chief Has Eye on Downtown

As he assumes the powers of Boston’s new planning czar, BPDA Director James Arthur Jemison II is paying special attention to the future of downtown zoning and managing a looming development boom in Charlestown.

Hot Property: 100 Summer St., Boston

Validity Inc. has relocated its headquarters to a new 25,000-square-foot office suite at 100 Summer St. in Boston’s Financial District, after subleasing space for four years in Back Bay.

First Impressions Begin at Street Level

As city officials and landlords seek to revive street life in downtown Boston, Whitney Gallivan has played a key role in shaping one of the Financial District’s newest attractions: the High Street Place food hall.