Located in the heart of Boston’s northeastern peninsula, Downtown has served as Boston’s hub since the 1700s, with a number of intersecting areas including: Midtown, Downtown Crossing, Ladder Blocks and Financial District. Home to City Hall, numerous corporate headquarters, condos and apartments, and some of Boston’s most beloved tourist attractions—including the historic Freedom Trail and Faneuil Hall—Downtown is always bustling. A dynamic area that is searching for a new unifying identity and name signaling a new chapter. The city has started the goal and need of a livelier 24/7, work, live, play environment.
Mixed-use development is bursting in all directions ignited by Millennium Partners with the striking Ritz-Carlton on Avery Street plus Millennium Place and Millennium Tower (former Filene’s site), and in the center with the sale of the Fidelity Block in Post Office Square, as well as the reviving of the Federal Street “Belkin” site including the city owned garage in Winthrop Square. Additionally, North Station is undergoing a metamorphosis and rebranding with multiple, large exciting projects announced that will include retail, housing, office and hotel such as the redevelopment of the Boston Garden by Boston Properties and Delaware North. Along the easterly edge of Downtown the James Hook site and Harbor Towers garage site will see exciting new projects proposed and developed.
The southern edge of Downtown has three luxury apartment housing developments:. Archstone Boston Common, The Kensington (now complete) that is a block from the Boston Common on lower Washington Street and Avalon’s 45 Stuart Street (currently under construction) behind the historic pub and restaurant Jacob Wirth’s.
One dominating feature in this “high spine” Midtown/Downtown are the high-rise towers that will offer vertical neighborhoods and the most exciting views of the city in various directions. This next cycle of development in Downtown will change dramatically the skyline as the city goes through another tremendous surge in growth.
Residential Buildings include (but not limited to): Ritz-Carlton Residences (1, 2 & 3 Avery Street), 45 Province, Millennium Place (530 Washington Street), Millennium Tower (coming soon), The Devonshire (1 Devonshire Place), HYM One Congress (coming soon).
Hotels in Midtown: The Ritz-Carlton, The Langham Hotel Boston, Omni Parker Hotel.
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