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Chin-Stroking at Foundry Works Building; Boston's Office Boom

EAST CAMBRIDGE—The Foundry Works Building remains empty: "The 52,000-square-foot building at 117 Rogers St. was deeded with the stipulation that the city dedicates at least 10,000 square feet for community use. Councilors have yet to show consensus on determining just what qualifies as a community use and which organizations or institutions would be allowed to inhabit the space." [Chronicle & Tab]
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FINANCIAL DISTRICT/SEAPORT DISTRICT—Boston's office market is wrapping up its best year since 2007, apparently, driven in no small part by activity in these two neighborhoods: "Greater Boston's office market is wrapping up its best year since 2007, driven by strong leasing demand in the Financial and Seaport districts, a new industry report shows. Tenants gobbled up 2.6 million square feet of space in 2012, the most in five years, and the vacancy rate has ticked down to 14.4 percent, from nearly 15 percent..." [Herald]

101 Rogers Street

101 Rogers Street, Cambridge , MA