Surely the much-anticipated Fenway Center could've been one of 2013's many groundbreakings. Not the case, as promised start dates have come and gone. But! With three months left before the end of the year, the five-building, solar-powered center still has time to make it to the groundbreaking party, the biggest real estate party in these parts in decades.
Fenway Center developer John Rosenthal has had the longest journey to get to this point. It all began with plans back in 2007, before the Great Recession ruined everything. Then, troubles with the state Transportation Department postponed the project. And, on top of that, the project faced legal challenges from an abutting property owner. Both issues have since been resolved in Rosenthal's favor. In June, Fenway Center finally (finally!) got the O.K. to move forward. In a manner of speaking.
The good news is that progress on the adjacent Yawkey Rail Station is well under way and ahead of schedule. The bad news, per Thomas Grillo in the Boston Business Journal, is that no new date has been selected for the groundbreaking for everything else. Stay tuned.
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