No one knows what it is exactly—or where it ends and begins exactly—but everyone knows that the Innovation District is hot, hot, hot. Micro-apartments! Development! Relationship Leadership! Further proof comes with the news that as many as 13 bidders have emerged to develop the city-owned land on Pier 7 between Legal Harborside and the Bank of America Pavilion. These bidders include Legal Sea Foods, Boston Harbor Cruises and New Boston Ventures, a South End-based development firm.
The city has said it wants a residential-commercial mix on the site, something to complement Liberty Wharf next-door. Speaking of that, the bidders also include Cresset, the owner of Liberty Wharf, which it has put up for sale. The three-building complex, with retail and office space, is expected to fetch $60 million. Cresset has already been contacted by more than 80 suitors. Hot, we tells ya. Hot.
· Liberty Wharf for Sale After Quick Success [Globe]
· How to Talk About the Innovation District [Curbed Boston]
· Menino's New Phrase for Economic Development; More! [Curbed Boston]
· 6 Things You Should Realize About the Innovation District [Curbed Boston]