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Innovate This! Bidders Flock to Build Next to Liberty Wharf

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]

Liberty Wharf

220 Northern Avenue, Boston , MA