Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino celebrates fashion icon LouisBoston’s trend-setting announcement to relocate to the Boston Waterfront
Mayor Thomas M. Menino enthusiastically confirmed today that LouisBoston plans to occupy approximately 20,000 SF of space at Fan Pier in Boston. A letter of intent [LOI] was recently signed by Joseph F. Fallon, President and CEO of The Fallon Company, and Debi Greenberg, owner of LouisBoston.
It’s the second major announcement made public within thirty days for the mixed-use waterfront site. Last month, The Fallon Company announced that the global law firm of Fish & Richardson signed a lease for 124,000 SF at ONE Marina Park Drive, the 18-story, GOLD LEED-certified, class-A office building scheduled for completion in early 2010. Along the same timeframe, LouisBoston is expected to open its doors and windows [to capitalize on some of most breathtaking views in Boston] in Spring 2010.
Posted by Sam Hammar at 5:45 PM
In August 2007, the Boston Redevelopment Authority began a process to prepare a Master Plan for the Columbia Point peninsula. The major goals of the Master Plan will be the following:
1. Create a comprehensive vision and sustainable plan for Columbia Point.
2. Ensure adequate transportation infrastructure to support new development.
3. Improve connections to and within Columbia Point.
4. Enhance the public realm, especially for pedestrians.
5. Coordinate plans for new development.
The Master Plan Study Area is generally bounded by Dorchester Bay and Interstate 93. The area comprises 412.6 acres. While the Master Plan work will be focused on the Study Area, the scope of work will reach outside the area for purposes of transportation modeling and public outreach.
Click here for more information and to read the Master Plan.
Posted by Sam Hammar at 5:38 PM
Boston Redevelopment Authority's Research Division announces the completion Hispanic Population Profile in Boston. This "imagine all the people" series highlights immigrant communities and their economic contributions to Boston's social, cultural, and economic life. This profile looks at all Hispanics living in Boston, both native-born and foreign-born.
Translation is forthcoming. Check back later.
Posted by Sam Hammar at 3:22 PM